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The next time, the policymaker gives 150 vouchers to Agency A and 50 to Agency B. This time, 130 out of 200 voucher recipients will be poor. Tradeoffs between Sensitivity and Specificity Sensitivity—reaching a higher proportion of specific groups—can be increased only at the cost of reduced specificity. Policymakers thus need to decide which is more important, not missing potential beneficiaries or excluding people who do not belong to the target group. In a program intended to provide vouchers to the poor, excluding some poor people may seem unfair.
Thus, if ministry of health clinics are participating in the scheme as providers, it may not be appropriate for the ministry of health to serve as the voucher agency. Other public sector institutions, such as the ministry of finance, could be sufficiently independent of service providers. Designing a Voucher Scheme | 47 Box 5-1. Who Runs the Voucher Program? Many of the reports on using vouchers in health care fail to document the institutional arrangements for the voucher agency role. But the information that is available suggests that a wide range of alternatives appear to have been used.
Consider the potential advantages of a voucher scheme • More accurate targeting of subsidies • Ability to stimulate demand for under consumed services • Administrative simplicity compared with other demand-side subsidies • Potential to reduce provider-induced demand • Scope for increasing patient/client satisfaction • Potential use for rationing subsidized high-cost services Assess the financial feasibility of a voucher scheme • Determine available resources • Estimate unit input costs • Estimate voucher redemption rates • Estimate costs per output produced • Compare with alternatives Yes Do any of the disadvantages make a voucher scheme a nonstarter?