Financial protection analysis in eight countries in the WHO South-East Asia Region

The study was made to document the financial protection status of eight countries of the South-East Asian region and to investigate the main components of out-of-pocket expenditure on health care. A substantial number of people in South-East Asia experienced financial hardship due to out-of-pocket spending on health. Several countries have introduced policies to make medicines more available, but the finding that out-of-pocket expenditure on medicines remains high indicates that further action is needed to support progress towards universal health coverage.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Public health
  • SDG3 Good Health and Well-Being
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
Copyright Yes
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The Bulletin of the World Health Organization is an international journal of public health with a special focus on developing countries. All articles are available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO licence (CC BY 3.0 IG0).

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Date modified 2019-11-25T07:08:33.666075
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Author (individual) Hui Wang, Lluis Vinyals Torres & Phyllida Travis
Publisher Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Publication date 2018.0
Keywords out-of-pocket spending,financial protection