How do supply-side factors influence informal payments for healthcare? The case of HIV patients in Cameroon

by Hyacinthe Tchewonpi Kankeu, Sylvie Boyer, Raoul Fodjo Toukam et al.
Int J Health Plann Mgmt Volume 31, Issue 1, January-March 2016, pp. E41–E57

17 pp. 144 kB

Direct out-of-pocket payments for healthcare continue to be a major source of health financing in low-income and middle-income countries. Some of these direct payments take the form of informal charges paid by patients to access the needed healthcare services. Remarkably, however, little is known about the extent to which these payments are exercised and their determinants in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa. This study attempts therefore to shed light on the role of supply-side factors in the occurrence of informal payments while accounting for the demand-side factors.

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