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The impact of family and budget structure on health treatment in Nigeria

Orubuloye, I. O; Caldwell, John C; Caldwell, Pat; Bledsoe, Caroline H


Health-treatment decisions, in much of the world, are affected by the family’s ability to meet the cost. In West Africa the situation is more complex because husbands and wives typically have separate budgets. This article reports an exploration of the impact on treatment of divided family budgets in Nigeria where health services now charge for prescribed drugs. It was found that most child treatment is paid for by one person only, usually a parent, and that the treatment chosen is decided by...[Show more]

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Date published: 1991
Type: Journal article


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