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The financial protection effect of Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme: evidence from a study in two rural districts

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal for Equity in Health, January 2011
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Title
The financial protection effect of Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme: evidence from a study in two rural districts
Published in
International Journal for Equity in Health, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1475-9276-10-4
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Authors

Ha T H Nguyen, Yogesh Rajkotia, Hong Wang

Abstract

One of the key functions of health insurance is to provide financial protection against high costs of health care, yet evidence of such protection from developing countries has been inconsistent. The current study uses the case of Ghana to contribute to the evidence pool about insurance's financial protection effects. It evaluates the impact of the country's National Health Insurance Scheme on households' out-of-pocket spending and catastrophic health expenditure.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 307 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ghana 4 1%
United States 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 294 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 80 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 41 13%
Researcher 40 13%
Student > Postgraduate 28 9%
Student > Bachelor 21 7%
Other 51 17%
Unknown 46 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 69 22%
Social Sciences 52 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 39 13%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 35 11%
Business, Management and Accounting 16 5%
Other 43 14%
Unknown 53 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 May 2022.
All research outputs
#7,059,802
of 22,351,998 outputs
Outputs from International Journal for Equity in Health
#1,086
of 1,858 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#53,877
of 180,384 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal for Equity in Health
#22
of 40 outputs
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