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What makes Vietnamese (not) attend periodic general health examinations? A cross-sectional study

Quan-Hoang Vuong, Quang-Hoi Vu and Thu Trang Vuong
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Thu-Trang Vuong and Quan-Hoang Vuong

No 16-042, Working Papers CEB from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Abstract: Background: General health examinations (GHE) have become an increasingly common measure for preventive medicine in Vietnam. However there has still been a lack of understanding about what make Vietnamese (not)attend GHE. The effects of budget or time constraints remain to evaluated. Better-informed policy making needs these inputs. Aim & Objectives: This study aims to investigate factors that may affect Vietnamese behaviors with respect to periodic GHE. Main objectives are to: i) explore empirical relationships between influencing factors and periodic GHE frequencies; and, ii) predict the probabilities of attending GHE and associated conditions.Materials and Methods: The study uses a 2,068-observation categorical dataset obtained from a Vietnamese survey in 2016Q4. The analysis is then performed using the methods of baseline-category logits for establishing relationships between predictor and response variables. Results: There exist relationships among: (i) GHE expenditure and time consumption; (ii) health priority and sensitivity to health data; (iii) insurance status, and (iv) the frequency of GHE, with most p’s

Keywords: General health examination; Health insurance; Medical costs; Health service consumers; Vietnam (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I18 P20 I10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 21 p.
Date: 2016-10-26
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hea, nep-sea and nep-tra
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