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Descriptor English: Single-Payer System
Descriptor Spanish: Sistema de Pago Simple
Descriptor Portuguese: Sistema de Fonte Pagadora Única
Descriptor French: Système à payeur unique
Entry term(s): Plan, Single-Payer
Plans, Single-Payer
Single Payer Plan
Single Payer System
Single-Payer Plan
Single-Payer Plans
Single-Payer Systems
System, Single-Payer
Systems, Single-Payer
Tree number(s): N03.219.521.576.343.962
N03.219.521.855
N03.349.550.805
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018855
Scope note: 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)
Annotation: a type of organized health-care financing
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Insurance, Health (1992-1995)
Public MeSH Note: 96
History Note: 96
DeCS ID: 32610
Unique ID: D018855
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1995/06/05
Single-Payer System - Preferred
Concept UI M0028207
Scope note 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)
Preferred term Single-Payer System
Entry term(s) Single Payer System
Single-Payer Systems
System, Single-Payer
Systems, Single-Payer
Single-Payer Plan - Narrower
Concept UI M0028206
Preferred term Single-Payer Plan
Entry term(s) Plan, Single-Payer
Plans, Single-Payer
Single Payer Plan
Single-Payer Plans



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