Konferencia 2015.09.29.

CEU – Corvinus Joint Health Policy Seminar Series

Corvinus Health Policy and Health Economics Conference Series 2015/4

“INFORMAL PAYMENTS IN MATERNITY CARE”

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September 29, 2015 18:00-20:00

Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Közraktár utca 4-6., Room C VII.

 

Organizers:

Department of Health Economics, Faculty of Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest
Health Research Group, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University
Hungarian Health Economics Association
Health and Health Care Economics Section of the Hungarian Economic Association
Health Economics Study Circle, Corvinus University of Budapest
 

Chairperson:

Dr. Valentin Brodszky, Department of Health Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest

Speakers:

Dr. Tetiana Stepurko, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kiev

Dr. Nicholas Rubashkin, California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California.

Dr. Saraswathi Vedam, The University of British Columbia, Canada

Petra Baji, Ph.D., Corvinus University of Budapest

Prof. Péter Mihályi, University of Pannonia, Central European University


Program

18.00   Opening, Prof. Erzsébet Kovács, Dean, Faculty of Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest, András Inotai, Ph.D., chair, Hungarian Association of Health Economics

18.15  “The role of informal payments in maternity care”, Dr. Tetiana Stepurko, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kiev

18.30  “Mothered centered maternity care – Delivery models Quality indicators, the Canadian survey”, Dr. Saraswathi Vedam, The University of British Columbia, Canada

18.45   “Mothered centered maternity care survey in Hungary”, Dr. Nicholas Rubashkin, California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California.

19:00   “Mothered centered maternity care survey – Some results on informal payments”, Petra Baji, Ph.D., Corvinus University of Budapest

19:15   Discussion, Invited discussant: Prof. Péter Mihályi, University of Pannonia, Central European University

19:45   Take home message & Closing

 

Speakers:

Tetiana Stepurko, Ph.D. National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiev, Ukraine, is head of Health care management Masttaniaer Program, assistant professor at School of Public Health NaUKMA and a member of organizational committee of Summer School ‘Healthcare system transformation: Eastern Europe’. Her PhD research at Maastricht University was focused on informal patient payments for health care services in Central and Eastern European Countries.

 

Saraswathi Vedam, RM, FACNM, MSN, Sci D (h.c) is Associate Professor at UBC Midwifery in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. She has been in active clinical practice for 30 years. She serves as Senior Advisor to the MANA Division of Research, Executive Board Member, Canadian Association of Midwifery Educators, and Founding Chair of the historic Home Birth Consensus Summits. Her scholarly work includes a development of scales to measure attitudes to planned home birth among sarasmaternity care providers, and a community based participatory study on women’s preferences for model of care and decision-making during pregnancy which resulted in the development of two new scales to measure Women’s Autonomy in Decision Making and Respectful Maternity Care. In 2010, she chaired the 5th International Normal Labour and Birth Research conference in Vancouver.

 

nickDr. Nicholas Rubashkin, M.D., M.A. obtained his MD and MA (Anthropology) from Stanford University and is an obstetrician of Hungarian descent. In 2014 he was a visiting Fulbright scholar at the Institute of Behavioural Sciences at Semmelweis University in Budapest, where he and his team surveyed Hungarian women regarding their preferences and satisfaction with birth care. The survey focuses on many issues particular to maternity care in Central/Eastern Europe, such as informal cash payments. He is a board member of the organisation Human Rights in Childbirth; he currently lives and works in San Francisco, California.

 

Petra Baji, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Department of Health Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest. Her cv04PhD research at Maastricht University was focused on formal and informal out-of-pocket patient payments for health care services.

 

 

Scientific program committee:

Petra Baji, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Health Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest

Valentin Brodszky, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Health Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest

Andrew Cartwright, Research Fellow, Department of Public Policy, Central European University (CEU), Budapest

Prof. László Gulácsi, Ph.D., head, Department of Health Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest

András Inotai, Ph.D., chair, Hungarian Association of Health Economics

Márta Péntek, Ph.D., habil, associate professor, Department of Health Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest

 

Readings

ASSPRO CEE 2007. The price of a childbirth: out-of-pocket payments for maternity care in central and eastern European countries. April, 2013.

Stepurko T, Pavlova M, Gryga I, Groot W. Making Patients Pay: Informal Patient Payments in Central and Eastern European Countries. Front Public Health. 2015 Aug 7;3:192.

Stepurko T, Pavlova M, Gryga I, Groot W. To pay or not to pay? A multicountry study on informal payments for health-care services and consumers’ perceptions. Health Expect. 2014 Oct 8.

Stepurko T, Pavlova M, Levenets O, Gryga I, Groot W. Informal patient payments in maternity hospitals in Kiev, Ukraine. Int J Health Plann Manage. 2013 Apr-Jun;28(2):e169-87. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2155. Epub 2012 Dec 13.

Stepurko T, Pavlova M, Gryga I, Groot W. Empirical studies on informal patient payments for health care services: a systematic and critical review of research methods and instruments. BMC Health Serv Res. 2010 Sep 19;10:273.

Baji P, Pavlova M, Gulácsi L, Farkas M, Groot W. 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. Eur J Health Econ. 2014 Nov;15(8):853-67.

Baji P, Pavlova M, Gulácsi L, Groot W. Does the Implementation of Official User Charges Help to Eradicate Informal Payments – Lessons to be Learnt from the Hungarian Experience. Front Public Health. 2015 Jul 17;3:181.

Baji P, Pavlova M, Gulácsi L, Groot W. (2012): Changes in equity in out-of-pocket payments during the period of health care reforms: evidence from Hungary. International Journal for Equity in Health, 11(1):36.

Baji P, Pavlova M, Gulácsi L, Homolyáné Csete Zs, Groot W. (2012): 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, 27(1):63-79.

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

Petra Baji: Out-of-pocket patient payments for health care services in Hungary: Past experience and future perspectives.

Tetiana Stepurko: Informal Patient Payments in Central and Eastern European Countries