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Ability to Pay for Future National Health Financing Scheme among Malaysian Households
Azimatun Noor Aizuddin ,
Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
About Azimatun Noor
MD, MCommMed, PhD
Syed Mohamed Aljunid
International Centre for Casemix & Clinical Coding, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
Department of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Public Health, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait
About Syed Mohamed
MD, MSc, PhD
Malaysia is no exception to the challenging health care financing phenomenon of globalization.
The objective of the present study was to assess the ability to pay among Malaysian households as preparation for a future national health financing scheme.
This was a cross-sectional study involving representative samples of 774 households in Peninsular Malaysia.
A majority of households were found to have the ability to pay for their health care. Household expenditure on health care per month was between MYR1 and MYR2000 with a mean (standard deviation [SD]) of 73.54 (142.66), or in a percentage of per-month income between 0.05% and 50% with mean (SD) 2.74 (5.20). The final analysis indicated that ability to pay was significantly higher among younger and higher-income households.
Sociodemographic and socioeconomic statuses
are important eligibility factors to be considered in planning the proposed national health care financing scheme to shield the needed group from catastrophic health expenditures
How to Cite:
Aizuddin, A.N. and Aljunid, S.M., 2017. Ability to Pay for Future National Health Financing Scheme among Malaysian Households. Annals of Global Health, 83(3-4), pp.654–660. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.aogh.2017.10.002
21 Nov 2017.