All payment mechanisms involve trade-offs and may lead to unintended consequences. As a result, practitioners and policymakers struggle to assess which specific payment mechanisms can achieve health systems goals. There is very little existing documentation to help guide policymakers and practitioners through this challenge, and there are no "gold standards" or perfect payment systems to use as benchmarks.
Assessing Health Provider Payment Systems: A Practical Guide for Countries Moving toward Universal Health Coverage -- is a practical, step-by-step guide designed to help countries find answers to their provider payment policy questions through a country-led participatory process that draws on real world, practitioner experiences with designing, implementing and managing the consequences of payment systems design. Click here to download the Analytical Workbook.