Measuring catastrophic health care expenditures in Nigeria: implications for financial risk protection

Abstract

This research brief examines the levels of catastrophic health expenditure experienced by households with different socioeconomic status in Southeast Nigeria, considering both uniform thresholds (40%, 20% and 10%) and two alternative scenarios in which the threshold for catastrophe is allowed to differ by socioeconomic group. This has made it possible to develop a more realistic portrayal of how health care costs can affect households recognising that poorer households can be driven into poverty at a lower threshold.

Citation

CREHS Research Brief, March 2010, 2 pp.

Measuring catastrophic health care expenditures in Nigeria: implications for financial risk protection

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