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In some cases, the norms may not have kept up with new technologies. Ministerial norms do not always apply to the private sector. Al- Conducting a Feasibility Assessment | 35 Figure 4-1. Typical Sequencce of Activities in a Feasibility Assessment From prefeasibility work Consider the potential disadvantages of a voucher scheme • Lack of political support? • Cultural barriers to service use? • Insufficient spare capacity to provide services? • Monopolies in service provision? • No institution capable of performing voucher agency role?
Requiring the provider to present a voucher in order to receive the subsidy can prevent irregularities and false claims. If designed well, the voucher can serve as a receipt and a data collection form, as well as a token of exchange. Vouchers Reduce Provider-Induced Demand Since they are controlled by the user, vouchers reduce the problems associated with provider-induced demand. And because they are normally used for a clearly defined and limited service at fixed cost, they probably reduce the risk of subsidies being claimed for more expensive conditions than those actually treated.
It should not have links to any potential service providers, as such links could create conflict of interest. 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.