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Dropping out of Ethiopia's community-based health insurance scheme

Mebratie, Anagaw; Sparrow, Robert; Yilma, Zelalem; Alemu, Getnet; Bedi, Arjun

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Low contract renewal rates have been identified as one of the challenges facing the development of community-based health insurance (CBHI) schemes. This article uses longitudinal household survey data gathered in 2012 and 2013 to examine dropout in the case of Ethiopia's pilot CBHI scheme. We treat dropout as a function of scheme affordability, health status, scheme understanding and quality of care. The scheme saw enrolment increase from 41% 1 year after inception to 48% a year later. An...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/22227
Source: Health Policy and Planning
DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czu142

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