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Utilisation of Formal Health Care and Out-of-Pocket Payments in Rural Bangladesh


Paper No:13

Author:Syed M. Ahsan, Syed Abdul Hamid and Shubhasish Barua

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Pages:60

This paper provides an analysis of the utilisation of formal health care and out-ofpocket (OOP) payments in rural areas of Bangladesh. The broader focus of the investigation is to gauge how far Bangladesh has to traverse to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). We used the data from the baseline survey (conducted in diversifi ed geographical locations on about 4,000 households) of a longitudinal research project (entitled Microinsurance, Poverty and Vulnerability) of the Institute of Microfi nance (InM). The study fi nds that over 12-month period, only 40 per cent of the 6,352 sick individuals utilised formal health care.

 
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