|Dr. Nga Leopold
The implications of health insurance for the labour market and patient satisfaction with medical care in Vietnam
Wim Groot, Sonila M. Tomini & Florian Tomini
The main aim of this dissertation is to investigate the effects of health insurance on the labour market and on patient satisfaction with medical care. These focuses are relevant in the context of moving toward Universal Health Coverage in low and middle income countries. This dissertation focuses on Vietnam as an example for this global trend as the country is fervently taking the path toward Universal Health Coverage despite many inefficiencies in its healthcare delivery as well as in the Social Health Insurance programme. This dissertation is motivated by the concern that rapid insurance coverage expansion in Vietnam may not necessarily translate into quality healthcare for all. Another concern is centred around the potential undesirable effects of health insurance on the labour market.