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Costs of Illness, Demand for Medical Care, and the Prospect of Community Health Insurance Schemes in the Rural Areas of Ethiopia


Abay Asfaw

Contents: New approach in measuring costs of illness in the rural areas of developing countries – Evaluating the capacity of existing risk-sharing institutions in protecting households against health shocks – Analysing the health care demand behaviour of households – Analysing willingness to pay using double bounded dichotomous contingent valuation and compensating variation methods – Investigating the prospect and potential role of community health insurance schemes in rural areas of low income countries.