International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research

International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research


International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research
International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 4
Socio-economic determinants of cost sharing in tertiary level hospital of Bangladesh

Dr. Md Fazlul Hoque, Dr. Manjur Hossain, Dr. Jaynal Haque

This descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out with a view to assess the opinion and perception among the outdoor and the indoor (Admitted) patients of Chittagong Medical College Hospital from 01 April 2018 – 30 April 2019. The objective of this study was to find out or assess the opinion, attitude, perception of the patients regarding cost- sharing. A total of 5000 patients were interviewed. Among the respondents 57.0% were adult male and 43.0% were adult female. The mean age of the respondents were 37.12 years with SD± 16.49 years. The educational levels of the respondents were 20.7% illiterate, 24.6% with secondary level, and 5.2% graduate. The largest numbers of occupation were housewives i.e. 25.2% followed by businessmen 19.6%. The majority of the respondents, 61% had income above taka 1500 per month. The study revealed that 69%of the respondents were not satisfied with the existing quality of health care services provided in outdoor as well as indoor in the hospital. Most of the respondents 73.0% were found to be in favor of the cost sharing, out of them 53% desired to share the cost partially. This 73.0% hoped that their cost sharing will definitely improve the quality of hospital service. It became amply clear from this study that social mobilization, community involvement and community participation in cost sharing will further improve the health care service preferably in tertiary level hospital. There is also a need for the improvement of healthcare network for further strengthening the health care services in tertiary level hospital of Bangladesh.
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Dr. Md Fazlul Hoque, Dr. Manjur Hossain, Dr. Jaynal Haque. Socio-economic determinants of cost sharing in tertiary level hospital of Bangladesh. International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research, Volume 1, Issue 4, 2019, Pages 01-06
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