Changes in catastrophic health expenditure in post-conflict Sierra Leone: an Oaxaca-blinder decomposition analysis
Ijeoma Edoka, Barbara McPake, Tim Ensor, Rogers Amara, Joseph Edem-Hotah
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR EQUITY IN HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: At the end of the eleven-year conflict in Sierra Leone, a wide range of policies were implemented to address both demand- and supply-side constraints within the healthcare system, which had collapsed during the conflict. This study examines the extent to which households' exposure to financial risks associated with seeking healthcare evolved in post-conflict Sierra Leone. METHOD: This study uses the 2003 and 2011 cross-sections of the Sierra Leone Integrated Household Survey to examine changes in catastrophic health expenditure between 2003 and 2011. An Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition approach is used to quantify the extent to which changes in catastrophic health expenditure are att..View full abstract
Awarded by Department for International Development (DFID)
The study was funded by the UK Department for International Development.