The economic burden of angina on households in South Asia
Khurshid Alam, Ajay Mahal
BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2014
BACKGROUND: Globally, an estimated 54 million people have angina, 16 million of whom are from the WHO South-East Asia region. Despite the increasing burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in South Asia, there is no evidence of an economic burden of angina on households in this region. We investigated the economic burden of angina on households in South Asia. METHODS: We applied a novel propensity score matching approach to assess the economic burden of angina on household out-of-pocket (OOP) health spending, borrowing or selling assets, non-medical consumption expenditure, and employment status of angina-affected individual using nationally representative World Health Survey data from Bangla..View full abstract
KA acknowledges funding support from the Australian Postgraduate Award. AM acknowledges funding support from the Alan & Elizabeth Finkel Chair in Global Health. The authors also greatly acknowledge the critical review comments from Sophie Mitra, Krishna D Rao, Angela Chiu, and Shiva Adhikari.