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  • Titel: CATA Meets IMPOV : A Unified Approach to Measuring Financial Protection in Health
  • Beteiligte: Eozenou, Patrick Hoang-Vu [VerfasserIn]; Wagstaff, Adam [VerfasserIn]
  • Erschienen: World Bank, Washington, DC, 2014
  • Erschienen in: Policy Research Working Paper ; No. 6861
  • Umfang: 1 Online-Ressource
  • Sprache: Nicht zu entscheiden
  • Schlagwörter: ABILITY TO PAY ; AGRICULTURAL GROWTH ; CALORIE INTAKE ; CALORIES PER PERSON ; CONSUMER PRICE INDEX ; CONSUMPTION AGGREGATE ; CONSUMPTION DATA ; CONSUMPTION POVERTY ; DEVELOPMENT POLICY ; EXTREME POVERTY ; FAMILIES ; FAMILY INCOME ; FOOD EXPENDITURE ; FOOD INTAKE ; FOOD POLICY ; FOOD SHARE ; HEALTH CARE ; HEALTH ECONOMICS ; HEALTH EXPENDITURE ; HEALTH EXPENDITURES ; HEALTH INSURANCE ; HEALTH SERVICES ; HEALTH SYSTEM ; HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION ; [...]
  • Beschreibung: Up to now catastrophic and impoverishing payments have been seen as two alternative approaches to measuring financial protection in health. Building on the previous literature, the authors propose a unified methodology in which impoverishing and catastrophic payments are mutually exclusive outcomes. They achieve this by expressing out-of-pocket payments as a ratio of 'discretionary' consumption, defined as the amount by which total consumption (gross of out-of-pocket payments) exceeds the poverty line. This allows the authors to identify both households who are impoverished by out-of-pocket payments (their ratio exceeds one) and households who are pushed even further into poverty by out-of-pocket payments (their ratio is negative); the authors call such payments 'immiserizing'. Households experiencing 'catastrophic' payments are a subset of those who incur out-of-pocket payments but who are neither impoverished nor immiserized by them. Two alternative definitions of catastrophic payments are offered: those that absorb more than a pre-specified fraction of discretionary consumption; and those that leave a household's nonmedical consumption (total consumption net of out-of-pocket spending) below a pre-specified multiple of the poverty line. The authors also offer a simple financial protection index that reflects the percentages of households incurring immiserizing, impoverishing, catastrophic, non-catastrophic, and zero out-of-pocket payments. They illustrate their unified approach with data from the World Health Survey, using international poverty lines and a catastrophic payment threshold of 40 percent
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