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Sociodemographic factors and expenditure issues in Vietnamese consideration of periodic general health examination

Quan Hoang Vuong and Quang-Hoi Vu

No 16-047, Working Papers CEB from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Abstract: Medical expenditure is perceived as a major obstacle for people wanting to access healthcare services in general, and in particular periodic general health examinations (GHE). However, the extant literature concerning expenditure on periodic health examinations in Vietnam is rather scarce and lacking in specific figures. Therefore, this article aims to examine the price people are willing to pay to take GHE periodically. From analyzing a dataset of 2,068 subjects collected from Hanoi and its vicinities, our study confirms that demographic factors (gender, job status, marital status) and socioeconomic factors (health insurance, low belief in healthcare quality and perceptions on public’s health status) have significant effects on GHE fees. The probability of people accepting to spend a larger sum (>VND2mn) for periodic GHE is relatively low (

Keywords: Medical expenditure; general health examination; public perception; Vietnam (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 I18 P20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 22 p.
Date: 2016-11-21
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