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Explanation of inequality in utilization of ambulatory care before and after universal health insurance in Thailand

Yiengprugsawan, Vasoontara; Carmichael, Gordon; Lim, Lynette; Seubsman, Sam-ang; Sleigh, Adrian


Thailand implemented a Universal Coverage Scheme (UCS) of national health insurance in April 2001 to finance equitable access to health care. This paper compares inequalities in health service use before and after the UCS, and analyses the trend and determinants of inequality. The national Health and Welfare Surveys of 2001 and 2005 are used for this study. The concentration index for use of ambulatory care among the population reporting a recent illness is used as a measure of health...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Health Policy and Planning: a journal on health in development
DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czq028


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