Patterns and determinants of out-of-pocket health care expenditure in Sri Lanka: evidence from household surveys.

  title={Patterns and determinants of out-of-pocket health care expenditure in Sri Lanka: evidence from household surveys.},
  author={Ajantha Sisira Kumara and Ramanie Samaratunge},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  volume={31 8},
This article examines patterns and determinants of the likelihood and financial burden of encountering out-of-pocket healthcare expenses in Sri Lankan households as, on average, more than 60% of households incur such costs. This percentage varies substantially across household categories in demographic properties, sectors and ability-to-pay. Households comprising more than one elderly person, pre-school children, members with chronic illnesses, and literate household heads are at significant… CONTINUE READING
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