In the summer and fall of 1996, the Republic of Macedonia began a comprehensive effort to reform its national health care system. This effort, financed by a loan from The World Bank, has brought together policymakers in the Ministry of Health and its Health Insurance Fund, Macedonian health professionals and a technical assistance team from RAND. Over the past 10 months, the RAND team has analyzed major aspects of the national health care and management system to help inform and guide discussions among Macedonian leaders and policymakers. In the course of their work, team researchers and consultants have prepared a series of reports, which are collected here as a reference for interested parties.
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