The prevalence and determinants of catastrophic health expenditures attributable to non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries: a methodological commentary

Goryakin, Yevgeniy and Suhrcke, Marc (2014) The prevalence and determinants of catastrophic health expenditures attributable to non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries: a methodological commentary. International Journal for Equity in Health, 13 (1). p. 107. ISSN 1475-9276

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Abstract

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), while traditionally considered a “rich world”-problem, have been spreading fast in low and middle income countries and by now account for a large share of mortality and ill-health in these countries, too. In addition to the disease burden, NCDs may also impose a substantial economic cost. One way in which NCDs might impact people’s economic well-being may be via the out-of-pocket expenditures required to cover treatment and other costs associated with suffering from an NCD.

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Additional Information: © 2014 Goryakin and Suhrcke; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
Uncontrolled Keywords: catastrophic out-of-pocket expenditures,non-communicable diseases,developing countries
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2015 14:40
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 23:44
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/51728
DOI: 10.1186/s12939-014-0107-1

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