Household costs of illness during different phases of tuberculosis treatment in Central Asia: a patient survey in Tajikistan

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BACKGROUND Illness-related costs incurred by patients constitute a severe economic burden for households especially in low-income countries. High household costs of illness lead to impoverishment; they impair affordability and equitable access to health care and consequently hamper tuberculosis (TB) control. So far, no study has investigated patient costs… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-18

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