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Single-Payer System

"Single-Payer System" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Single-Payer System" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Single-Payer System" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 19 publications over 12 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2019
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