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Health care utilization and outpatient, out-of-pocket costs for active convulsive epilepsy in rural northeastern South Africa: a cross-sectional Survey.

Abstract:

Background

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder, with over 80 % of cases found in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Studies from high-income countries find a significant economic burden associated with epilepsy, yet few studies from LMICs, where out-of-pocket costs for general healthcare can be substantial, have assessed out-of-pocket costs and health care utilization for outpatient epilepsy care.

Methods

Within an established health and socio-demogr...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12913-016-1460-0

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation More from this funder
University of the Witwatersrand More from this funder
South African Medical Research Council More from this funder
National Institutes of Health More from this funder
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Health Services Research Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
1
Pages:
208
Publication date:
2016-06-01
Acceptance date:
2016-06-13
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EISSN:
1472-6963
Pmid:
27353295
Source identifiers:
631410

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