Income, expenditures, health facility utilization, and health insurance status among people accessing antiretroviral therapy: Results of a facility exit interview

Resource Type: Journal Article
Authors: Vietnam Authority of HIV/AIDS Control, Health Financing and Governance Project
Published: January 2016

Resource Description: The primary objective of this study is to estimate the average income and general expenditures of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). The null hypothesis is that income among PLWHA is the same as that of the general population.

Additionally, this study will help to inform estimates of the potential liability faced by Vietnam’s Social Health Insurance scheme if it assumes responsibility for paying for HIV/AIDS treatment. VAAC is also seeking answers to questions about why patients are not enrolling in the insurance scheme and how to increase the enrollment rate.


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