Assessing catastrophic and impoverishing effects of health care payments in Uganda

  title={Assessing catastrophic and impoverishing effects of health care payments in Uganda},
  author={Brendan Kwesiga and Charlotte Muheki Zikusooka and John Ele-Ojo Ataguba},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
BACKGROUND Direct out-of-pocket payments for health care are recognised as limiting access to health care services and also endangering the welfare of households. In Uganda, such payments comprise a large portion of total health financing. This study assesses the catastrophic and impoverishing impact of paying for health care out-of-pocket in Uganda. METHODS Using data from the Uganda National Household Surveys 2009/10, the catastrophic impact of out-of-pocket health care payments is defined… CONTINUE READING
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