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Catastrophic health care spending and impoverishment in Kenya

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, November 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (85th percentile)

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Title
Catastrophic health care spending and impoverishment in Kenya
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, November 2012
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-12-413
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jane Chuma, Thomas Maina

Abstract

Many health systems in Africa are funded primarily through out-of-pocket payments. Out-of-pocket payments prevent people from seeking care, can result to catastrophic health spending and lead to impoverishment. This paper estimates the burden of out-of-pocket payments in Kenya; the incidence and intensity of catastrophic health care expenditure and the effect of health spending on national poverty estimates.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Kenya 3 1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Unknown 205 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 64 30%
Researcher 33 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 10%
Student > Postgraduate 16 8%
Student > Bachelor 15 7%
Other 34 16%
Unknown 27 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 67 32%
Social Sciences 31 15%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 24 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 6%
Other 24 11%
Unknown 39 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 September 2018.
All research outputs
#2,327,295
of 15,244,979 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,043
of 5,236 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#36,674
of 250,221 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#1
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