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Catastrophic health care expenditures in Portugal and its drivers

Author(s): Pinhão, Francisca Miguel Leitao Silva

Date: 2018

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Origin: Repositório Institucional da UNL

Subject(s): Catastrophic health care expenditures (CHE); Portugal; Determinants


This work assesses levels, drivers and policy implications of catastrophic health expenditures (CHE) in Portugal in the year of 2015. Moreover by following the same methodological approach as studies for previous years, it allows for comparison and assessment of evolution. CHE incidence is calculated. Possible determinants of CHE are estimated through a logistic model. A simulation of additional coverage of pharmaceutical is presented. Main findings point to a decrease in the level of CHE from 2010 to 2015, identify elderly as the most exposed group and estimate a decrease in CHE of up to 1pp as consequence of a higher coverage of pharmaceuticals.

Document Type Master thesis
Language English
Advisor(s) Barros, Pedro Pita
Contributor(s) Pinhão, Francisca Miguel Leitao Silva
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