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Infectious Diseases of Poverty;44

Impact of an Innovative Tuberculosis Financing and Payment Model on Health Service Utilization by Tuberculosis Patients in China: Do the Poor Fare Better than the Rich?

Published on 11 June 2019

Tuberculosis (TB) prevalence is closely associated with poverty in China, and poor patients face more barriers to treatment.

Using an insurance-based approach, the China-Gates TB program Phase II was implemented between 2012 and 2014 in three cities in China to improve access to TB care and reduce the financial burden on patients, particularly among the poor. This study aims to assess the program effects on service use, and its equity impact across different income groups.

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Dong, D., Jiang, W. X., Long, Q., Huang, F., Zhang, H., Chen, J. Y., Xiang, L., Li, Q., Tang, S. L. and Lucas, H. (2019) 'Impact of an Innovative Tuberculosis Financing and Payment Model on Health Service Utilization by Tuberculosis Patients in China: Do the Poor Fare Better than the Rich?', Infectious Diseases of Poverty 8.44, doi: 10.1186/s40249-019-0559-z

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Henry Lucas

Research Fellow

Di Dong
Wei-Xi Jiang
Qian Long
Fei Huang
Hui Zhang
Jia-Ying Chen
Li Xiang
Qiang Li
Sheng-Lan Tang

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journal
Infectious Diseases of Poverty, volume 44
doi
10.1186/s40249-019-0559-z
language
English

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Health
Region
China

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