Health care utilization, cost burden and coping strategies by disability status: An analysis of the Viet Nam National Health Survey

Michael Palmer, Thuy Nguyen, Teresa Neeman, Helen Berry, Terence Hull, David Harley

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Abstract

There is a need for nationally representative information on the affordability of health care by disability status to assist in the design of equitable health systems in developing countries. Using the Viet Nam National Health Survey (2001–2002), this paper analyses health care utilization, cost burden and coping strategies for people with disabilities versus the population at large. The results clearly show that the disabled population are more prone to hospitalization, and spend more on inpatient stays and pharmaceuticals. Households with disabled members are at greater risk of catastrophic health expenditures and debt financing, posing a serious threat to economic welfare.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-48
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Health Planning and Management
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Vietnam
Health Surveys
Health Care Costs
Disabled Persons
Health Expenditures
Population
Developing Countries
Inpatients
Hospitalization
Economics
Delivery of Health Care
Health
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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Palmer, Michael ; Nguyen, Thuy ; Neeman, Teresa ; Berry, Helen ; Hull, Terence ; Harley, David. / Health care utilization, cost burden and coping strategies by disability status: An analysis of the Viet Nam National Health Survey. In: International Journal of Health Planning and Management. 2011 ; Vol. 26, No. 3. pp. 31-48.
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