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 DeCS Categories

N03 Health Care Economics and Organizations .
N03.219 Economics .
N03.219.521 Financing, Organized .
N03.219.521.576 Insurance .
N03.219.521.576.343 Insurance, Health .
N03.219.521.576.343.962 Single-Payer System .
N03.219.521.855 Single-Payer System .
N03.349 Health Planning .
N03.349.550 National Health Programs .
N03.349.550.805 Single-Payer System .
 Synonyms & Historicals
Single-Payer System .
Plan, Single-Payer .
Plans, Single-Payer .
Single Payer Plan .
Single Payer System .
Single-Payer Plans .
Single-Payer Systems .
System, Single-Payer .
Systems, Single-Payer .
Single-Payer Plan .
An approach to health care financing with only one source of money for paying health care providers. The scope may be national (the Canadian System), state-wide, or community-based. The payer may be a governmental unit or other entity such as an insurance company. The proposed advantages include administrative simplicity for patients and providers, and resulting significant savings in overhead costs. (From Slee and Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993, p106) .