International Journal of Health Economics and Policy

Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2017

  • Determinants of Uptake of Health Insurance Cover Among Adult Patients Attending Bungoma County Referral Hospital

    Nathan Lukhale Masengeli, Wanja Mwaura-Tenambergen, Joseph Mutai, Ben Wafula Simiyu

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2017
    Pages: 145-151
    Received: 19 April 2017
    Accepted: 15 May 2017
    Published: 12 July 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20170204.11
    Abstract: Health insurance is currently being considered as a mechanism for promoting progress to Universal health Coverage and reducing out-of-pocket payments in many African countries including Kenya which is prompting the use of NHIF. In Kenya, penetration of health insurance is 20% and 11% in Bungoma County. The main objective of the study was to establi... Show More
  • Irrational Use of Drugs, Healthcare Level and Healthcare Expenditure in Bangladesh

    Md. Shahidul Islam

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2017
    Pages: 152-158
    Received: 23 January 2017
    Accepted: 11 July 2017
    Published: 11 October 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20170204.12
    Abstract: The health sector of Bangladesh registered a significant improvement since the independence of Bangladesh in 1971. Life expectancy at birth which is one of the indicators of economic development increases to 70.65 years in 2014 from 46.88 years in 1972. Nevertheless, misuse of drugs is a common phenomenon in Bangladesh. This study is an attempt to ... Show More
  • Willingness to Pay for the Newly Proposed Social Health Insurance among Health Workers at St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Yared Lasebew, Yeshwondm Mamuye, Semira Abdelmenan

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2017
    Pages: 159-166
    Received: 1 August 2017
    Accepted: 14 August 2017
    Published: 8 December 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20170204.13
    Abstract: Social health insurance (SHI) is a financial mechanism that allows cross subsidization of the poor by the rich, and the sick by the healthy. Ethiopia is currently introducing SHI to achieve universal health care coverage, but there is no evidence concerning willingness to pay and factors associated with willingness to pay among health workers. The ... Show More