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SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR HEALTH FINANCING SCHEME PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 August 2017 10:41

A Azimatun Noor1 and Syed Mohamed Aljunid2,3

1Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2International Centre for Casemix & Clinical Coding, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

3Department of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Public Health, Kuwait University, P. O. Box 24923, Safat 13110 - Kuwait.

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ABSTRACT

Health care has emerged as one of the fastest growing industry worldwide. This induced health care costto rise tramendously. However, it is important to preserve high quality health care services that are equitable and affordable. In many countries, people are expected to contribute to the cost of the health care. Are populations ready to accept the concept and willing to pay for health financing scheme? What possible factors that may associate with their decision? This is the objective of the study, to examine the relevance evidence for this through a systematic review of literatures.We systematically searched Ovid MEDLINE and Google Schoolar databases until April 2016. We assessed the study population willingness to pay for health financing scheme and determine the significant variables that associate with WTP. 19 full-text articles were included in the review. Factors that were found significantly associated with WTP for health financing scheme by many studies were age, education, income and residential locality. Other factors that also found associated with WTP were health care services utilization and expenditure. The review findings showed that WTP for health financing scheme is beyond the households’ financial capacity and has multifactorial influences.

Keywords: Willingness to pay, health financial scheme, health insurance, social health insurance

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