Ke Xu; Klavus, Jan; Kawabata, Kei; Evans, David B.; Hanvoravongchai, Piya; Ortiz, Juan Pablo; Zeramdini, Riadh; Murray, Christopher J. L.
January 2003
Health Systems Performance Assessment;2003, p533
Book Chapter
Chapter 39 of the book "Health Systems Performance Assessment" is presented. The chapter introduces a method for estimating the household's financial contribution (HFC) from household survey data. It presents the framework for analysis and the definition of the numerator and denominator of HFC. It describes in detail the calculation of households' health system payments through different payment mechanisms and the measurement of capacity to pay. The chapter also describes some remaining challenges concerning the measurement of capacity to pay.


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