Socioeconomic inequities and payment coping mechanisms used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in Nigeria.

@article{Okoronkwo2016SocioeconomicIA,
  title={Socioeconomic inequities and payment coping mechanisms used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in Nigeria.},
  author={Ijeoma I. L. Okoronkwo and Jessie N. Ekpemiro and Obinna Emmanuel Onwujekwe and Ada Caroline Nwaneri and Peace N. Iheanacho},
  journal={Nigerian journal of clinical practice},
  year={2016},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={104-9}
}
AIM Given the enormous economic burden of diabetes in Nigeria and in sub-Saharan Africa, the study was designed to determine how different population groups cope with payment for type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 292 exit interviews were conducted with patients who attended the outpatient diabetic clinic in a specialist public health facility in southeast Nigeria. The monthly expenditures and strategies that were used to cope with payments for diabetic treatment… CONTINUE READING
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