Whither voluntary communities? A study of co-located patients in Vietnam
Thuy-Dzung Do and
Thu Trang Vuong
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Quan-Hoang Vuong and
No 16-024, Working Papers CEB from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles
While much research has focused on issues related to patients’ quality of life and access to health care in developing countries, the life of ill people in poverty still hasn’t been approached in numerous facets, and is especially embryonic in many emerging economies. This study of a 336-patient data set examines how a patient community’s benefits and how meeting patients’ imperative needs impact their perception of the future of a voluntary community. The results show that patients are much more likely to be positive in predicting community growth when their expectations are met, and also tend to appreciate financial benefits more. But there is empirical evidence showing patients’ reluctance to contribute to the community, which likely results from their struggle with unfulfilled financial needs and may also imply unstated concern about the fate of voluntary communities of co-located patients.
Keywords: Health behavior; co-located patients; community; healthcare cost (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 I19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 16 p.
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