Journal article

Economic impacts of chronic conditions in a country with high levels of population health coverage: lessons from Mongolia

Otgontuya Dugee, Bolormaa Sugar, Bayarsaikhan Dorjsuren, Ajay Mahal

TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To analyse the impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on household out-of-pocket (OOP) expenses, catastrophic health payments and medical impoverishment in Mongolia, a middle-income country with a high population health insurance coverage rate. METHODS: Secondary data analysis of the Mongolian Household Socioeconomic Survey with 12 840 households, including information on standard of living, OOP spending, and health conditions of household members. Measures of catastrophic spending and medical impoverishment were constructed for Mongolia. The association of medical impoverishment and catastrophic spending with a range of socioeconomic and demographic covariates and health cond..

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