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Podoconiosis patients’ willingness to pay for treatment services in Northwest Ethiopia: potential for cost recovery

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, March 2014
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Title
Podoconiosis patients’ willingness to pay for treatment services in Northwest Ethiopia: potential for cost recovery
Published in
BMC Public Health, March 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-259
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Authors

Abreham Tamiru, Girmay Tsegay, Moges Wubie, Molla Gedefaw, Sara Tomczyk, Fasil Tekola-Ayele

Abstract

Podoconiosis is non-filarial elephantiasis of the lower legs. It is more commonly found in tropical Africa, Central and South America, and northwest India. In Ethiopia, a few non-governmental organizations provide free treatment to podoconiosis patients, but sustainability of free treatment and scale-up of services to reach the huge unmet need is challenged by resource limitations. We aimed to determine podoconiosis patient's willingness to pay (WTP) for a treatment package (composed of deep cleaning of limbs with diluted antiseptic solution, soap, and water, bandaging, application of emollient on the skin, and provision of shoes), and factors associated with WTP in northwestern Ethiopia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 70 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 17%
Student > Bachelor 10 14%
Researcher 10 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 8%
Other 4 6%
Other 12 17%
Unknown 17 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 23%
Social Sciences 8 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 7%
Environmental Science 3 4%
Other 14 20%
Unknown 18 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 October 2015.
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#3,740,841
of 14,572,831 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#4,123
of 10,149 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#45,705
of 188,064 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
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