Discontinuation of cost sharing in Uganda

Gilbert M Burnham, George Pariyo, Edward Galiwango, Fred Wabwire-Mangen

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Abstract

Objective: To assess the effects of ending cost sharing on use of outpatient services and how this was perceived by health workers and members of a health unit management committee. Methods: From 10 districts across Uganda, 78 health facilities were selected. Attendance at these facilities was assessed for eight months before and 12 months after cost sharing ended. The data represented 1966 522 outpatient visits. Perceptions about the impact of ending cost sharing were obtained from the 73 health workers and 78 members of the health unit management committee who were available. Findings: With the end of cost sharing, the mean monthly number of new visits increased by 17 928 (53.3%), but among children aged

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-195
Number of pages9
JournalBulletin of the World Health Organization
Volume82
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2004

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Keywords

  • Ambulatory care/economics
  • Cost sharing
  • Health services accessibility
  • Health services/utilization
  • Pharmaceutical preparations/supply and distribution
  • Uganda

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Discontinuation of cost sharing in Uganda. / Burnham, Gilbert M; Pariyo, George; Galiwango, Edward; Wabwire-Mangen, Fred.

In: Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Vol. 82, No. 3, 03.2004, p. 187-195.

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Burnham, GM, Pariyo, G, Galiwango, E & Wabwire-Mangen, F 2004, 'Discontinuation of cost sharing in Uganda', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 82, no. 3, pp. 187-195.
Burnham, Gilbert M ; Pariyo, George ; Galiwango, Edward ; Wabwire-Mangen, Fred. / Discontinuation of cost sharing in Uganda. In: Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2004 ; Vol. 82, No. 3. pp. 187-195.
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