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ASSPRO CEE 2007
Collaborative Focused Research Project
FP7-SSH-2007 Grant Agreement No.: 217431




Assessment of patient payment policies and projection of their efficiency, equity and quality effects:
The case of Central and Eastern Europe
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Brief No. PB-1/2009: A conceptual model for the analysis and assessment of patient payment policies.


Brief No. PB-2/2009: Informal patient payments: Concepts and challenges.


Brief No. PB-3/2009: The relevance of demand modelling for the assessment of patient payment policies.


Brief No. PB-4/2009: Macro-level projection of patient payment policies.


Brief No. PB-5/2009: Focus group discussions and in-depth interviews on patient payments in Bulgaria: Initial results.


Brief No. PB-6/2009: Focus group discussions and in-depth interviews with health system’s stakeholders on patient payments in Hungary.


Brief No. PB-7/2009: Focus group discussions and in-depth interviews on patient payments in Lithuania: General observations.


Brief No. PB-8/2009: Preliminary findings from focus group discussions and in-depth interviews on patient payments in Romania.


Brief No. PB-9/2009: Focus group discussions and in-depth interviews on patient payments in Ukraine: The opinion of health care actors.


Brief No. PB-10/2009: Patient payments in Poland: Results of focus group discussions and in-depth interviews with health system’s stakeholders.


Brief No. PB-1/2013: Informal patient payments in Hungary. Results of survey data analysis.


Brief No. PB-2/2013: What do Polish patients pay for? Results of survey data analysis.


Brief No. PB-3/2013: Direct patient payments in Romania: between burden and willingness to pay. A quantitative research


Brief No. PB-4/2013: Patient payments in Ukraine. Results of survey data analysis.
EU policy brief 2010 / 1

EU policy brief 2010 / 2

EU policy brief 2011 / 3

EU policy brief 2013 / 4

Final project report

PUBLICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNALS:


Elka Atanasova, Milena Pavlova, Emanuela Moutafova, Bernd Rechel, Wim Groot. Informal payments for health services: the experience of Bulgaria after 10 years of formal co-payments. European Journal of Public Health, forthcoming.

Marzena Tambor, Milena Pavlova, Stanislawa Golinowska, Christoph Sowada, Bernd Rechel, Wim Groot.
The formal-informal patient payment mix in European countries: governance, economics, culture or all of these?. Health Policy, forthcoming.

Elka Atanasova, Milena Pavlova, Emanuela Moutafova, Todorka Kostadinova, Wim Groot. Patient charges for health services: the opinions of healthcare stakeholders in Bulgaria. International Journal of Health Planning and Management, forthcoming.

Petra Baji, Milena Pavlova, Lászlo Gulácsi, Miklos Farkas, Wim Groot.
The link between past informal payments and willingness of the Hungarian population to pay formal fees for health care services: results from a contingent valuation study. European Journal of Health Economics, forthcoming.

Marzena Tambor, Milena Pavlova, Stanislawa Golinowska, Christoph Sowada, Bernd Rechel, Wim Groot. The inability to pay for health services in Central and Eastern Europe: evidence from six countries. European Journal of Public Health, forthcoming.

Tetiana Stepurko, Milena Pavlova, Irena Gryga, Wim Groot. Informal payments for health care services - corruption or gratitude? A study on public attitudes, perceptions and opinions in six Central and Eastern European countries. Communist and Post-Communist Studies, forthcoming.

Jelena Arsenijevic, Milena Pavlova, Wim Groot.
Out-of-pocket payments for public health care services by exempted groups in Serbia during the period of post-war health care reforms. International Journal of Health Planning and Management, forthcoming.

Marzena Tambor, Milena Pavlova, Stanislawa Golinowska, Christoph Sowada, Wim Groot.
Towards a stakeholders' consensus on patient payment policy: the views of health-care consumers, providers, insurers and policy makers in six Central and Eastern European countries. Health Expectations, forthcoming. 

Elka Atanasova, Milena Pavlova, Emanuela Moutafova, Bernd Rechel, Wim Groot.
Out-of-pocket payments for health care services in Bulgaria: financial burden and barrier to access. European Journal of Public Health, forthcoming.

Vladimir S. Gordeev, Milena Pavlova, Wim Groot.
Informal payments for health care services in Russia: old issue in new realities. Health Economics, Policy and Law 2013, 21: 1-24.

Tetiana Stepurko, Milena Pavlova, Olena Levenets, Irena Gryga, Wim Groot.
Informal patient payments in maternity hospitals in Kiev, Ukraine. International Journal of Health Planning and Management 2013, 28(2): e169-187.

Petra Baji, Milena Pavlova, Lászlo Gulácsi, Wim Groot
. Exploring consumers' attitudes towards informal patient payments using the combined method of cluster and multinomial regression analysis - the case of Hungary. BMC Health Service Research 2013, 13: 62.

Andriy Danyliv, Milena Pavlova, Irena Gryga, Wim Groot. Willingness to pay for physician services at a primary contact in Ukraine: Results of a contingent valuation study. BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13: 208.

Jelena Arsenijevic, Milena Pavlova, Wim Groot. Measuring the catastrophic and impoverishing effect of household health care spending in Serbia. Social Science & Medicine 2013, 78:17-25.

Reza Rezayatmand, Milena Pavlova, Wim Groot.
The impact of out-of-pocket payments on prevention and health-related life style: A systematic literature review. European Journal of Public Health 2013, 23(1): 74-79.

Petra Baji, Milena Pavlova, Lászlo Gulácsi, Wim Groot. Changes in equity in out-of-pocket payments during the period of health care reforms: evidence from Hungary. Int J Equity Health 2012, 11:36.

Sonila Tomini, Wim Groot, Milena Pavlova.
Paying informally in the Albanian health care sector: A two-tiered stochastic frontier model. European Journal of Health Economics 2012, 13(6): 777-788.

Petra Baji, Milena Pavlova, Lászlo Gulácsi, Wim Groot.
Informal payments for health care services and short-term effects of the introduction of visit fee on these payments in Hungary. International Journal of Health Planning and Management 2012, 27(1): 63-79.

Milena Pavlova, Marzena Tambor, Tetiana Stepurko, GG van Merode, Wim Groot.
Assessment of patient payment policy in CEE countries: from a conceptual framework to policy indicators. Society and Economy in Central and Eastern Europe 2012, 34(2): 193-220.

Petra Baji, Milena Pavlova, Lászlo Gulácsi, Wim Groot. Preferences of Hungarian consumers for quality, access and price attributes of health care services - result of a discrete choice experiment. Society and Economy in Central and Eastern Europe 2012, 34(2): 293-312.

Elka Atanasova, Milena Pavlova, Emanuela Moutafova, Todorka Kostadinova, Wim Groot. Patient payments and the empirical analysis of consumer demand for hospital services: an application for Bulgaria. Society and Economy in Central and Eastern Europe 2012, 34(2): 313-338.

Andriy Danyliv, Milena Pavlova, Irena Gryga, Wim Groot.
Willingness to pay for physician services: comparing estimates from a discrete choice experiment and contingent. Society and Economy in Central and Eastern Europe 2012, 34(2): 339-358.

Milena Pavlova, Jelena Arsenijevic, Wim Groot, GG van Merode. Projection of health service consumption and patient payment revenues in CEE countries using system dynamics modeling. Society and Economy in Central and Eastern Europe 2012, 34(2): 359-378.

Sonila Tomini, Wim Groot, Milena Pavlova.
Informal payments and intra-household allocation of resources for health care in Albania. BMC Health Services Research 2012, 12: 17.

Andriy Danyliv, Milena Pavlova, Irena Gryga, Wim Groot. Willingness to pay for physician services at a primary contact in Ukraine: results of a contingent valuation study. Tobacco Control and Public Health in Eastern Europe 2011, 1(2): 77.

Petra Baji, Milena Pavlova, Lászlo Gulácsi, Wim Groot. User fees for public health care services in Hungary: Expectations, experience, and acceptability from the perspectives of different stakeholders. Health Policy 2011, 102(2-3): 255-262.

Elka Atanasova, Milena Pavlova, Robert Velickovski, Bogomil Nikov, Emanuela Moutafova, Wim Groot. What have 10 years of health insurance reforms brought about in Bulgaria? Re-appraising the Health Insurance Act of 1998. Health Policy 2011, 102(2-3): 263-269.

Vladimir S. Gordeev, Milena Pavlova, Wim Groot.
Two decades of reforms. Appraisal of the financial reforms in the Russian public healthcare sector. Health Policy 2011, 102(2-3): 270-277.

Sonila Tomini, Hans Maarse.
How do patient characteristics influence informal payments for inpatient and outpatient health care in Albania? Results of logit and OLS models using Albanian LSMS 2005. BMC Public Health 2011, 11: 375.

Marzena Tambor, Milena Pavlova, Piotr Woch, Wim Groot.
Diversity and dynamics of patient cost-sharing for physicians’ and hospital services in the 27 European Union countries. European Journal of Public Health 2011, 21(5): 585-590.

Tetiana Stepurko, Milena Pavlova, Irena Gryga, Wim Groot.
Empirical studies on informal patient payments for health care services: A systematic and critical review of research methods and instruments. BMC Health Services Research 2010, 10: 273.

Olga Skriabikova, Milena Pavlova, Wim Groot.
Empirical models of demand for out-patient physician services and their relevance to the assessment of patient payment policies: a critical review of the literature. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2010, 7(6): 2708-2725.



DISCUSSION POLICY PAPERS PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS:


Constanta Mihaescu Pintia, Silvia Florescu.
Direct payments for health services in Romania: between burden and willingness to pay - a quantitative research. Management in health, forthcoming.

Silvia Florescu, Constanta Mihaescu Pintia, Mihaela Galaon, Vasilica Constantinescu.
Perspective of Romanian health care consumers on patient co-payments (1). Management in health 2012, XVI(2): 33-39.

Silvia Florescu, Constanta Mihaescu Pintia, Mihaela Galaon, Vasilica Constantinescu.
Perspective of Romanian health care consumers on patient co-payments (2). Management in health 2012, XVI(3): 22-29.

Petra Baji, Imre Boncz, György Jenei, László Gulácsi.
Comparing cost-sharing practices for pharmaceuticals and health care services among four central European countries. Society and Economy in Central and Eastern Europe 2012, 34(2): 293-312.

Liuba Murauskiene, Milena Pavlova, Marija Veniute, Wim Groot. Towards a more comprehensive view on patient payments in Lithuania: new findings from a population survey. Society and Economy in Central and Eastern Europe 2012, 34(2): 293-312.

Stanislawa Golinowska, Marzena Tambor. Out-of-pocket payments on health in Poland: size, tendency and willingness to pay. Society and Economy in Central and Eastern Europe 2012, 34(2): 293-312.
 
Andriy Danyliv, Tetiana Stepurko, Irena Gryga, Milena Pavlova, Wim Groot. Is there a place for the patient in the Ukrainian health care system? Patient payment policies and investment priorities in health care in Ukraine. Society and Economy in Central and Eastern Europe 2012, 34(2): 293-312.

Tetiana Stepurko, Milena Pavlova, Irena Gryga, Wim Groot. Informal patient payments and public attitudes towards these payments: evidence from six CEE countries. Scripta Scientifica Medica 2011, 43 (7): 143-146.

Milena Pavlova, Wim Groot, GG van Merode and Project Team.
Is there a place for an increased reliance on patient charges in Central and Eastern European countries?. Scripta Scientifica Medica 2011, 43(7): 137-141.

Jelena Arsenijevic, Milena Pavlova, Wim Groot. Household health care spending and health care reforms in Serbia. Scripta Scientifica Medica 2011, 43 (7): 151-154.

Milena Pavlova, Tetiana Stepurko, Vladimir S. Gordeev, Sonila Tomini, Irena Gryga, Wim Groot. Informal patient payments for health care services: Policy challenges and strategies for solutions. Public Health and Management 2010. VIII(1): 5-11.

Milena Pavlova, Marzena Tambor, Godefridus G. van Merode, Wim Groot. Are patient charges an effective policy tool? Review of theoretical and empirical evidence. Public Health and Management 2010. VIII(1): 29-36.

Petra Baji, Imre Boncz, György Jenei, László Gulácsi. The short story of co-payments for health care services in Hungary - lessons for neighboring countries. Public Health and Management 2010. VIII(1): 37-47.

Elka Atanasova, Emanuela Moutafova, Todorka Kostadinova , Milena Pavlova
. Patient payments and the problems in medical services provision in Bulgaria. Public Health and Management 2010. VIII(1): 48-53.

Liubove Murauskiene, Marija Veniute, Milena Pavlova. The opinions of the key health care stakeholders towards patient payments in Lithuania. Public Health and Management 2010. VIII(1): 62-68.

Irena Gryga, Tetiana Stepurko, Andrii Danyliv, Maksym Gryga, Olga Lynnyk, Milena Pavlova, Wim Groot. Attitudes towards patient payments in Ukraine: Is there a place for official patient charges?. Public Health and Management 2010. VIII(1): 69-78.



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