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What makes Vietnamese (not) attend periodic general health examinations? A cross-sectional study

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  • Quan-Hoang Vuong
  • Quang-Hoi Vu
  • Thu Trang Vuong

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Background: General health examinations (GHE) have become an increasingly common measure for preventive medicine in Vietnam. However there has still been a lack of understanding about what make Vietnamese (not)attend GHE. The effects of budget or time constraints remain to evaluated. Better-informed policy making needs these inputs. Aim & Objectives: This study aims to investigate factors that may affect Vietnamese behaviors with respect to periodic GHE. Main objectives are to: i) explore empirical relationships between influencing factors and periodic GHE frequencies; and, ii) predict the probabilities of attending GHE and associated conditions.Materials and Methods: The study uses a 2,068-observation categorical dataset obtained from a Vietnamese survey in 2016Q4. The analysis is then performed using the methods of baseline-category logits for establishing relationships between predictor and response variables. Results: There exist relationships among: (i) GHE expenditure and time consumption; (ii) health priority and sensitivity to health data; (iii) insurance status, and (iv) the frequency of GHE, with most p’s

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  • Quan-Hoang Vuong & Quang-Hoi Vu & Thu Trang Vuong, 2016. "What makes Vietnamese (not) attend periodic general health examinations? A cross-sectional study," Working Papers CEB 16-042, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
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    Keywords

    General health examination; Health insurance; Medical costs; Health service consumers; Vietnam;

    JEL classification:

    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • P20 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - General
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General

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