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Out-of-Pocket Costs and Other Determinants of Access to Healthcare for Children with Febrile Illnesses: A Case-Control Study in Rural Tanzania

Joëlle Castellani; Borislava Mihaylova; Silvia M. A. A. Evers; Aggie Paulus; Zakayo Mrango; Omari Kimbute; Joseph P. Shishira; Francis Mulokozi; Max Petzold; Jan Singlovic; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 10, issue 4 (eissn: 1932-6203, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
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OBJECTIVES:To study private costs and other determinants of access to healthcare for childhood fevers in rural Tanzania. METHODS:A case-control study was conducted in Tanzania to establish factors that determine access to a health facility in acute febrile illnesses in children less than 5 years of age. Carers of eligible children were interviewed in the community; cases were represented by patients who went to a facility and controls by those who did not. A Household Wealth Index was estimated using principal components analysis. A multivariable logistic regression analysis was performed to understand the factors which influenced attendance of healthcare facili...
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free text keywords: Research Article, Service delivery & access, Health financing & economics, Attendance, Logistic regression, Medical emergency, medicine.disease, medicine, Health care, business.industry, business, Severity of illness, Health facility, Environmental health, Tanzania, biology.organism_classification, biology, Case-control study, Odds ratio, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Science, lcsh:Q
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