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Henry Lucas - Research Fellow

Health and Nutrition; Digital and Technology; Emeritus Fellows
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E: h.lucas@emeritus.ids.ac.uk

Henry Lucas is a statistician focusing on health management information systems and the financing of health care in rural China. He is also interested in micro-computer based economic planning models using social accounting matrices, information systems for human resource planning, and social indicators. He is Director, Statistics for Development Policy.

The Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) identifies and supports innovations that have the potential to create social impact in education, health and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) across Tanzania.

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Future Health Systems is a research consortium working to improve access, affordability and quality of health services for the poor.

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Major illness in the family has become an important cause of household impoverishment in China and the ex-command economies of Southeast Asia, as these countries have managed the transition to a market economy.

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IDS publications on international development research

Disparity in Reimbursement for Tuberculosis Care Among Different Health Insurance Schemes: Evidence from Three Counties in Central China

Infectious Diseases of Poverty 5 (2017)

Health inequity is an important issue all around the world. The Chinese basic medical security system comprises three major insurance schemes, namely the Urban Employee Basic Medical Insurance (UEBMI), the Urban Resident Basic Medical Insurance (URBMI), and the New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS). Little research has been conducted to look into the disparity in payments among the health insurance schemes in China. More details

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A Practical Guide to Implementation Research on Health Systems

This is an open access resource targeted primarily at post-graduate students intending to undertake field research on health systems interventions in resource-poor environments. More details

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The Effect of New Cooperative Medical Scheme on Catastrophic Health Expenditure and Impoverishment from Tuberculosis Care

International Journal for Equity in Health (2016)

This article assesses the effect of New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS) on relieving catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) and impoverishment from TB care in rural China. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Control in China: Progress and Challenges

Infectious Diseases of Poverty 5.9 (2016)

Along with the on-going Chinese health system reform, sustained government financing and social health protection schemes will be critical to ensure universal access to appropriate TB treatment in order to reduce risk of developing MDR-TB and systematic MDR-TB treatment and management. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Disparity in Reimbursement For Tuberculosis Care Among Different Health Insurance Schemes: Evidence From Three Counties in Central China

Infectious Diseases of Poverty 5.7 (2016)

Health inequity is an important issue all around the world. The Chinese basic medical security system comprises three major insurance schemes. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the disparity in reimbursements for tuberculosis (TB) care among these schemes. More details

Thematic Expertise:
Health; Science and Society; Social Policy; Monitoring and Evaluation.

Related Programmes and Centres:
Future Health Systems.

Geographic Expertise:
China.