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The policy of free healthcare for children under the age of 6 years in Vietnam: Assessment of the uptake for children hospitalised with acute diarrhoea in Ho Chi Minh City

Abstract:

Objective: To assess the proportion of, and reasons for, households not utilising the policy of free healthcare for children under 6 years of age (FCCU6) for hospitalisation with diarrhoea, and assess the risk of catastrophic expenditure for households that forgo FCCU6 and pay out of pocket. Methods: Invoices detailing insurance information and charges incurred from 472 hospitalised diarrhoeal cases in one paediatric hospital in Ho Chi Minh City were retrieved. Hospital charges and the utilis...

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10.1111/tmi.12208

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Thompson, C More by this author
Phan Vu Tra, M More by this author
Thi Thuy Linh, V More by this author
Tediosi, F More by this author
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Journal:
Tropical Medicine and International Health
Volume:
18
Issue:
12
Pages:
1444-1451
Publication date:
2013-12-05
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EISSN:
1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276
URN:
uuid:e9cd52c7-572b-4d5b-b987-2b7b21c8e26c
Source identifiers:
440719
Local pid:
pubs:440719

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