Aida Isabel Tavares

University of Lisbon Portugal

Aida Isabel Tavares holds a Ph.D. in Economic Analysis from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, and a Ph.D. in Management Science Applied to Decision Making from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She has published several journal papers on applied health economics and two books, one on public economics and one on the obesity epidemic and the environment in Latin America. Dr. Tavares is also a book editor. Her research areas include health economics and policy, health systems, socioeconomic determinants of health, regulation in health markets, and economic evaluation. She taught courses on microeconomics, public economics, and health economics at different universities. Currently, she is an associate professor at the Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon. She is also a researcher at the Centre of Studies and Research in Health, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Aida Isabel Tavares

2books edited

7chapters authored

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Health insurance is the mechanism used to cover medical expenses for illness, injuries, and other health conditions. There are a variety of health insurance systems in the world. A major challenge for low- and middle-income countries is the provision of universal health coverage (UHC), which is the United Nations’ Sustainability Development Goal Target 3.8.This book examines issues of providing UHC in different health systems around the world, with examples from the Philippines, Portugal, Nigeria, Slovenia, and the United States.

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