Inequality in household catastrophic health care expenditure in a low-income society of Iran.

@article{Kavosi2012InequalityIH,
  title={Inequality in household catastrophic health care expenditure in a low-income society of Iran.},
  author={Zahra Kavosi and Arash Rashidian and Abolghasem Pourreza and Reza Majdzadeh and Farshad Pourmalek and Ahmad Reza Hosseinpour and Kazem Mohammad and Mohammad Arab},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={613-23}
}
BACKGROUND We assessed change in household catastrophic health care expenditures (CHE) and inequality in facing such expenditures in south-west Tehran. METHODS A cluster-sampled survey was conducted in 2003 using the World Health Survey questionnaire. We repeated the survey on the same sample in 2008 (635 and 603 households, respectively). We estimated the proportion of households facing CHE using the 'household's capacity to pay'. We identified the determinants of the household CHE using… CONTINUE READING
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