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Measuring the economic burden for TB patients in the End TB Strategy and Universal Health Coverage frameworks

Pedrazzoli, D.; Borghi, J.; Viney, Kerri; Houben, R. M.; Lönnroth, K.


Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease of poverty. Ensuring access to health care without the risk of financial hardship due to out-of-pocket health care expenditures (Universal Health Coverage [UHC]) is essential for providing accessible care to underprivileged populations, but this is not enough. The End TB Strategy promotes both patient-centred TB services and social protection measures, which aim to mitigate the economic hardship faced by TB patients and their households due to direct medical and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-01-01
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
DOI: 10.5588/ijtld.18.0318
Access Rights: Open Access


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