Intervention Protocol

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

  1. Sadequa Shahrook2,
  2. Rintaro Mori1,*,
  3. Susan M Dovey3,
  4. Ai Koyanagi1,
  5. Kenji Shibuya1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003029.pub3

How to Cite

Shahrook S, Mori R, Dovey SM, Koyanagi A, Shibuya K. Changes in out-of-pocket payments on utilisation of health care services (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD003029. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003029.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Department of Global Health Policy, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

  2. 2

    Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Department of Biomedical Chemistry, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

  3. 3

    Dunedin School of Medicine, Department of General Practice, Dunedin, New Zealand

*Rintaro Mori, Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo, 113-0033, Japan. rintaromori@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Amended to reflect a change in scope (see 'What's new')
  2. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

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Abstract

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  2. 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.