Changes in out-of-pocket payments on utilisation of health care services

  • Major change
  • Protocol
  • Intervention

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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The five main objectives of this review are:

  1. To assess whether utilisation of a health service increases, decreases, or stays the same when out-of-pocket payments for a health service are removed

  2. To assess whether utilisation of a health service increases, decreases, or stays the same when out-of-pocket payments for a health service are introduced;

  3. To assess whether utilisation of a health service increases, decreases, or stays the same when out-of-pocket payments for a health service change;

  4. To assess whether health status of patients using a health service increases, decreases, or stays the same when out-of-pocket payments for a health service change;

  5. To assess whether patient satisfaction with a health service increases, decreases, or stays the same when out-of-pocket payments for a health service change.