Catastrophic Health Expenditure and Household Well-Being


Abul Naga, R. H. and Lamiraud, K., 2009. Catastrophic Health Expenditure and Household Well-Being. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 3/09)

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    According to the catastrophic health expenditure methodology a house-hold is in catastrophe if its health out-of-pocket budget share exceeds acritical threshold. We develop a conceptual framework for addressing threequestions in relation to this methodology, namely: 1. Can a budget sharebe informative about the sign of a change in welfare? 2. Is there a positiveassociation between a household's poverty shortfall and its health out-of-pocket budget share? 3. Does an increase in population coverage of ahealth insurance scheme always result in a reduction of the prevalence ofcatastrophic expenditures?


    Item Type Reports/Papers (Working Paper)
    CreatorsAbul Naga, R. H.and Lamiraud, K.
    Uncontrolled Keywordsperformance of health insurance schemes,poverty,catastrophic health expenditure,welfare change
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Economics
    Research CentresBath Economics Research
    ID Code15975


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