Social health insurance for improving access to care for disabled and elderly people in developing countries

Publication Details

Okebukola, O. P. and Ogunsakin, J. O. (2009) Social health insurance for improving access to care for disabled and elderly people in developing countries. Title registration form. The Campbell Collaboration

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Author
Dr. Peter Okebukola, Jimlas Ogunsakin
Region
None specified
Sector
Social Protection, Health Nutrition and Population
Sub-sector
Health Financing, Insurance and User Fees, Pensions & Social Insurance
Equity Focus
Differently-abled, Elderly
Review Type
Effectiveness review

Background

Elderly and disabled people in developing countries often cannot afford appropriate health-insurance coverage, and thus their access to health care is restricted. Social health insurances fund health care by making insurance membership compulsory for the entire population, while allowing government support for those unable to pay. This systematic review aims to investigate the impact of social health insurance on access to health care for disabled and elderly people in developing countries.

Research objectives

The authors aim to assess the impact of social health insurance on access to health care for disabled and elderly people in developing countries.

Methodology

The authors will include studies that evaluate the impact of social health insurance on access to health care for elderly and disabled people in developing countries. Eligible study designs are randomised controlled trials, interrupted time-series analyses and parallel cohort designs that take into account baseline differences between groups. Included studies will assess the impact of social health insurance on access to health-care service utilisation, management of associated co-morbid conditions, mortality and life expectancy for disabled and elderly people, and secondary outcomes such as the financial burden of illness on the family.

Source link

http://campbellcollaboration.org/lib/project/137/

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