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Türkiye’de Katastrofik Sağlık Harcamalarını Etkileyen Faktörler

Ahmet Yereli (), Altuğ Murat Köktaş and Isil Selcuk ()

Sosyoekonomi Journal, 2014, issue 22(22)

Abstract: To end the chronical problems of the Turkish Health System, in 2003 Health Transformation Programme was established. The aim of the programme is to provide equality to access health care services and including all population into social security system. In addition to this, a co-payment was assessed with the increase in health expenditures. This study investigates catastrophic health expenditures caused by co-payments as a tool of demand side cost containment and focuses on the factors of catastrophic health expenditure. Study uses the data of Household Budget Expenditure Survey by Turkstat within the years of 2003-2011. Those factors were determined by logistic regression. As a main result of the study it is observed that after the 2003 health reform, financial catastrophie was increased.

Keywords: Health Reform; Out of Pocket Expenditure; Catastrophic Health Expenditure. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 I11 I12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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