Patterns and determinants of health care utilization : an assessment of high density urban areas in Harare, Zimbabwe

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Okorafor, Okore en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Bandason, Nyasha en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-09T15:51:23Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-09T15:51:23Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Bandason, N. 2008. Patterns and determinants of health care utilization : an assessment of high density urban areas in Harare, Zimbabwe. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9429
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 114-123). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Zimbabwe has been well known, since independence in 1980, to have one of the best health care systems in Sub-Saharan Africa regardless of a low economic growth pattern. The gains in health status that have been reaped in the 1980s and early 1990s have now been reversed due to the combination of the effects of structural adjustments policies, intermittent drought, a decline in the quality of health care services and severe economic decline. The current economc environment places pressure on households, especially the poorest, to meet the rising costs of individual medical care. The study focused on the evaluation of the patterns and determinants of health care utilization, which can aid in understanding the responsiveness of individuals to the current health care system in light of the economc climate. A detailed assessment of health seeking behaviour and health care utilization was performed using a cross-sectional household community survey comprising of 527 households (2302 individuals) that were randomly selected in three high density suburbs in Harare, Zimbabwe. Information pertaining to demographics, socio-economic status, and health status in addtion to the experiences in the use of health care services or health care providers was collected using a questionnaire. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Health Economics en_ZA
dc.title Patterns and determinants of health care utilization : an assessment of high density urban areas in Harare, Zimbabwe en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Health Economics Unit en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MPH en_ZA
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