EQUITY IN UTILISATION OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN KENYA

  • Type: Project
  • Department: Economics
  • Project ID: ECO0914
  • Access Fee: ₦5,000 ($14)
  • Pages: 57 Pages
  • Format: Microsoft Word
  • Views: 181
  • Report This work

For more Info, call us on
+234 8130 686 500
or
+234 8093 423 853

Access to better health care services is a primary need to every individual in the world and rightfully Kenya. A healthy nation plays a significant position in strengthening growth and development. However, presence of horizontal inequity in utilization of healthcare services hinders these. The project’s main purpose was to estimate the magnitude of horizontal inequity in Kenya and subsequently estimate the variables that affected utilization of health services and give appropriate recommendations. The reason for this is because, literature reviewed such as Bonfrier et al. (2012); Zhou et al. (2013) and Kien et al. (2014), looked at equity and different health outcomes but the magnitude factor was not explored, hence the need for the study.To do so, the project employed its model specification from similar work previously done by Ghosh, 2014 and a step by step analysis of the calculation of the Concentration Index (CI) from Doorslear et al. (2008), by use of STATA analytical tool.Data used was obtained from the Kenya Household Health Expenditure and Utilisation Survey (KHHEUS), 2013. The Concentration Index (CI) method was used to analyze the magnitude of horizontal health inequity in utilization of healthcare services while determinants of inequity in healthcare utilization were determined using a probit regression analysis. From the analysis, the results showed that inequity was existent to both areas of service delivery that is outpatient and inpatient services with CI’s of and 0.0004 and 0.0171 respectively. Determinants to health utilization were, sex, one’s health status, education level and insurance status. To eliminate the minimal level of inequity the government has to come up with workable policies to improve the socio-economic factors. For example the government should empower its citizens to have insurance covers which will act as a financial buffer while seeking for services. Another way is for the government to improve the literacy levels, there has been some effort to this due to the free education, and hopefully this will have an impact on individuals since education impacts on health literacy which in turn affects health decisions. Ultimately the government should strive to have health care services affordable to its citizens.

EQUITY IN UTILISATION OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN KENYA
For more Info, call us on
+234 8130 686 500
or
+234 8093 423 853

Share This
  • Type: Project
  • Department: Economics
  • Project ID: ECO0914
  • Access Fee: ₦5,000 ($14)
  • Pages: 57 Pages
  • Format: Microsoft Word
  • Views: 181
Payment Instruction
Bank payment for Nigerians, Make a payment of ₦ 5,000 to

Bank GTBANK
gtbank
Account Name Obiaks Business Venture
Account Number 0211074565

Bitcoin: Make a payment of 0.0005 to

Bitcoin(Btc)

btc wallet
Copy to clipboard Copy text

500
Leave a comment...

    Details

    Type Project
    Department Economics
    Project ID ECO0914
    Fee ₦5,000 ($14)
    No of Pages 57 Pages
    Format Microsoft Word

    Related Works

    ABSTRACT Appropriate management of finance can guarantee that financial priorities are formed in line with the goals and objectives of the organization where spending is controlled and planned in line with priorities. This study sought to determine the influence of financial management controls on provision of health care services in public health... Continue Reading
    Appropriate management of finance can guarantee that financial priorities are formed in line with the goals and objectives of the organization where spending is controlled and planned in line with priorities. This study sought to determine the influence of financial management controls on provision of health care services in public health... Continue Reading
    Table of Contents: DECLARATION: ............................................................................................................................................... i DEDICATION:................................................................................................................................................. ii... Continue Reading
    Although maternal deaths have declined significantly worldwide, women are still dying from pregnancy or childbirth related complications. A total of about 32,021 women of reproductive age in Kenya died in 2013, 6,632 of whom died of pregnancy associated complications. Garissa County was rated at position 14 out of 47 counties in Kenya with high... Continue Reading
    ABSTRACT Complications of unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortion are the leading causes of disability and death among adolescents especially girlsbetween ages 15-19 years. The study focused onassessing the factors influencing the utilization of Reproductive Health Services among adolescents aged (12-19 years) in Mbarara Municipality schools. A... Continue Reading
    ABSTRACT Women in most parts of Niger State face constraints in obtaining and utilizing quality maternal health services. This study was carried out to identify the availability, quality and patterns of utilization of maternal health services in Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities in Niger State, Nigeria. Utilizing the cross-sectional survey... Continue Reading
    INTRODUCTION Stress has been defined in different ways over the years. Originally, it was conceived of as pressure from the environment, then as strain within the person. (Michie, 2002). According to Mojoyinola (2008), Stress is derived from the word “stringi”, which means “to be drawn tight”. Stress can be defined as a physical or... Continue Reading
    INTRODUCTION Stress has been defined in different ways over the years. Originally, it was conceived of as pressure from the environment, then as strain within the person. (Michie, 2002). According to Mojoyinola (2008), Stress is derived from the word “stringi”, which means “to be drawn tight”. Stress can be defined as a physical or... Continue Reading
    INTRODUCTION Using the 2002/03 Uganda National Household Survey data we empirically examine the nature and determinants of individuals’ decision to seek care on condition of illness reporting. The major findings include: cost of care is regressive and sustainability reduces the health care utilization for any formal provider by the poorer... Continue Reading
    With the banking innovation of the technology of e-banking to enhance banking products  and service, numerous studies have been done focusing on its efficiency and profitability.  However, its effect on customer service quality is still misunderstood. It is accepted for a  fact that delivery of service in banking can be said to be efficient... Continue Reading
    Call Us
    whatsappWhatsApp Us