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Impact of an Innovative Financing and Payment Model on Tuberculosis Patients’ Financial Burden: is Tuberculosis Care More Affordable for the Poor?

Published on 24 March 2019

Background: In response to the high financial burden of health services facing tuberculosis (TB) patients in China, the China-Gates TB project, Phase II, has implemented a new financing and payment model as an important component of the overall project in three cities in eastern, central and western China.

The model focuses on increasing the reimbursement rate for TB patients and reforming provider payment methods by replacing fee-for-service with a case-based payment approach. This study investigated changes in out-of-pocket (OOP) health expenditure and the financial burden on TB patients before and after the interventions, with a focus on potential differential impacts on patients from different income groups.

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Jiang, W. et al. (2019) 'Impact of an Innovative Financing and Payment Model on Tuberculosis Patients’ Financial Burden: is Tuberculosis Care More Affordable for the Poor?' Infectious Diseases of Poverty, (2019) 8:21

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Henry Lucas

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Qian Long
Henry Lucas
Di Dong
Jia-Ying Chen
Li Xiang
Qiang Li
Fei Huang
Hong Wang
Chris Elbers
Frank Cobelens
Sheng-Lan Tang

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doi
doi.org/10.1186/s40249-019-0532-x
language
English

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