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Community based health insurance schemes in Africa: The case of Rwanda


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Title: Community based health insurance schemes in Africa: The case of Rwanda
Authors: Shimeles, Abebe
Issue Date: Aug-2010
Publication type: report
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
463
Keywords: demand for health services
catastrophic health expenditure
average treatment effects
endogenous dummy variable
matching estimator
Abstract: Community-based health insurance schemes (Mutuelles) in Rwanda are one of the largest experiments in community based risk-sharing mechanisms in Sub-Saharan Africa for health related problems. This study examines the impact of the program on demand for modern health care, mitigation of out-of-pocket catastrophic health expenditure and social inclusiveness based on a nationally representative household survey using traditional regression approach and matching estimator popular in the evaluation li... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/23064
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