Thailand’s universal coverage scheme and its impact on health-seeking behavior

@inproceedings{Paek2016ThailandsUC,
  title={Thailand’s universal coverage scheme and its impact on health-seeking behavior},
  author={Seung Chun Paek and Natthani Meemon and Thomas T. H. Wan},
  booktitle={SpringerPlus},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Thailand's Universal Coverage Scheme (UCS) has improved healthcare access and utilization since its initial introduction in 2002. However, a substantial proportion of beneficiaries has utilized care outside the UCS boundaries. Because low utilization may be an indication of a policy gap between people's health needs and the services available to them, we investigated the patterns of health-seeking behavior and their social/contextual determinants among UCS beneficiaries in the year… CONTINUE READING

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