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Health insurance coverage in Ethiopia: financial protection in the Era of sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Bedasa Taye Merga, Bikila Balis (), Habtamu Bekele and Gelana Fekadu
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Bedasa Taye Merga: College of Health and Medical Sciences, Haramaya University
Bikila Balis: Haramaya University
Habtamu Bekele: Haramaya University
Gelana Fekadu: Haramaya University

Health Economics Review, 2022, vol. 12, issue 1, 1-7

Abstract: Abstract Background Health insurance is among the healthcare financing reforms proposed to increase the available healthcare resources and to decrease the risk of household financial crisis. Recently, Ethiopia has been implementing community-based health insurance which mainly targets the very large rural agricultural sector and small and informal sector in urban settings. Therefore, this study was aimed to assess the coverage of health insurance and its determinants in Ethiopia. Methods Data were extracted from the 2019 mini Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) to assess determinants of health insurance coverage in Ethiopia. The analysis included a weighted sample of 8663 respondents. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was conducted and the results were presented as adjusted odds ratio (AOR) at 95% confidence interval (CI), statistical significance was declared at a p-value

Keywords: Insurance; Healthcare financing; Ethiopia; DHS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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