User fees, self-selection and the poor in Bangladesh.

  title={User fees, self-selection and the poor in Bangladesh.},
  author={Sue Thomas and James R Killingsworth and Sudha Acharya},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  volume={13 1},
The widespread uncontrolled introduction of user fees in any developing country is likely to have a disastrous impact on poorer patients. Furthermore, traditional targeting schemes aimed at their exemption are often expensive, difficult to administer and ineffective at reaching those in greatest need. This research study examines how user fees can raise revenue and target poorer patients, under the right market conditions, without resorting to costly targeting schemes. The authors draw their… CONTINUE READING