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Do free-of-charge public health services impede cost recovery policies in Khartoum state, Sudan?

  • Khalid Habbani

    (BEOZ - Department of Health Organization, Policy and Economics - University Of Maastricht)

  • Wim Groot

    (BEOZ - Department of Health Organization, Policy and Economics - University Of Maastricht)

  • Izabela Jelovac

    (GATE - Groupe d'analyse et de théorie économique - CNRS : UMR5824 - Université Lumière - Lyon II - Ecole Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines)

We carried out a household survey in Khartoum state in 2001 to analyse the characteristics of those who receive free public health services and to ascertain whether there are any impediments to cost recovery policies for health care use. Data were collected through interviews based on an adapted questionnaire. Those who had other income, always or sometimes had dependents and visited the health services twice in the previous 3 months were more likely to receive free public healthservices. This does not support claims that beneficiaries of these services are the welloff.

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Date of creation: 2007
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Publication status: Published, Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale, 2007, 13, 4, pp. 939-952
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00257536
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  1. Heller, Peter S., 1982. "A model of the demand for medical and health services in Peninsular Malaysia," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 16(3), pages 267-284, January.
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