Infectious Diseases of Poverty
[Accessed 13 January 2018]
Catastrophic total costs in tuberculosis-affected households and their determinants since Indonesia’s implementation of universal health coverage
As well as imposing an economic burden on affected households, the high costs related to tuberculosis (TB) can create access and adherence barriers. This highlights the particular urgency of achieving one of the End TB Strategy’s targets: that no TB-affected households have to face catastrophic costs by 2020. In Indonesia, as elsewhere, there is also an emerging need to provide social protection by implementing universal health coverage (UHC). We therefore assessed the incidence of catastrophic total costs due to TB, and their determinants since the implementation of UHC.
Authors: Ahmad Fuady, Tanja A. J. Houweling, Muchtaruddin Mansyur and Jan Hendrik Richardus
Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:3
Published on: 12 January 2018