Utilisation rates and expenditure for public and private, curative-care services in semi-urban Guatemala.
In November 1994, a retrospective survey was conducted for two purposes : to investigate patterns of health-care uptake for childhood and maternal illness in semi-urban Guatemala ; and to gain an insight into the expenditure incurred by the subjects when they consulted the various health-care providers.
The subjects, who all belonged to a semi-urban ladina community, had easy geographical access to the health-care providers, of all types, operating in Sacatepequez, in the central highlands of Guatemala.
The community was divided into clusters of roughly equal population size and 20 of these were selected.
Within each selected cluster, eight households that had at least one young child (<5 years of age) were investigated.
Mothers belonging to each household were asked whether, how frequently, and where they had sought outside help for any health problem that had possibly affected them or their children during the past year.
Subsequently, they were also invited to recall the expenditure incurred on the last visit, if any, to each type of health-care provider established in the area.
The crude utilisation rates, for all providers combined, were 1.0/women. year and 0.8/child. year.
Overall, 61% of women had no uptake of curative care for themselves and 12% of families no such uptake for their children.
Lay curers and clinics run by non-governmental organizations were hardly utilised. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin, Fréquence, Coût, Santé, Socioéconomie, Environnement, Guatemala, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Homme, Economie santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Care, Frequency, Costs, Health, Socioeconomics, Environment, Guatemala, Central America, America, Human, Health economy
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0259949
Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 11/06/1997.