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Be rich or don’t be sick: estimating Vietnamese patients’ risk of falling into destitution

Overview of attention for article published in SpringerPlus, September 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#34 of 1,774)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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Title
Be rich or don’t be sick: estimating Vietnamese patients’ risk of falling into destitution
Published in
SpringerPlus, September 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40064-015-1279-x
Pubmed ID
Authors

Quan Hoang Vuong

Abstract

This paper represents the first research attempt to estimate the probabilities of Vietnamese patients falling into destitution due to financial burdens occurring during a curative hospital stay. The study models risk against such factors as level of insurance coverage, residency status of patient, and cost of treatment, among others. The results show that very high probabilities of destitution, approximately 70 %, apply to a large group of patients, who are non-residents, poor and ineligible for significant insurance coverage. There is also a probability of 58 % that seriously ill low-income patients who face higher health care costs would quit their treatment. These facts put the Vietnamese government's ambitious plan of increasing both universal coverage (UC) to 100 % of expenditure and the rate of UC beneficiaries to 100 %, to a serious test. The current study also raises issues of asymmetric information and alternative financing options for the poor, who are most exposed to risk of destitution following market-based health care reforms.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 5%
Brazil 1 5%
Unknown 19 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 33%
Researcher 5 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 14%
Professor 2 10%
Student > Bachelor 1 5%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 1 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 24%
Social Sciences 5 24%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 14%
Engineering 2 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Other 4 19%
Unknown 1 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 32. 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 16 March 2020.
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#603,796
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#34
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