Disease-Specific Impoverishment Impact of Out-of-Pocket Payments for Health Care: Evidence from Rural Bangladesh

@article{Hamid2014DiseaseSpecificII,
  title={Disease-Specific Impoverishment Impact of Out-of-Pocket Payments for Health Care: Evidence from Rural Bangladesh},
  author={Syed Abdul Hamid and Syed M. Ahsan and Afroza Begum},
  journal={Applied Health Economics and Health Policy},
  year={2014},
  volume={12},
  pages={421-433}
}
BackgroundAnalysing disease-specific impoverishment impact of out-of-pocket (OOP) payments for health care is crucial for priority setting in any informed policy discussion. Lack of evidence, particularly in the Bangladesh context, motivates our paper.ObjectiveTo examine disease-specific impoverishment impact of OOP payments for health care.MethodsThe paper estimates the poverty impact of OOP payments by comparing the difference between the average level of headcount poverty and poverty gap… CONTINUE READING

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