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Title: Perceived satisfaction with health services under National Health Insurance Scheme: Clients' perspectives
Authors: Badu, Eric
Agyei‐Baffour, Peter
Ofori Acheampong, Isaac
Preprah Opoku, Maxwell
Addai‐Donkor, Kwasi
Keywords: Ghana
health financing
health insurance
health services
patients' satisfaction
Issue Date: 10-Jan-2018
Publisher: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
Citation: International Journal of Health, 34(5)
Abstract: The study aims to explore the perceived satisfaction of insured clients in financing health services through National Health Insurance in Ghana. A quantitative method was used to recruit 380 respondents, selected by multistage cluster sampling. Data were collected through the administration of questionnaires. More than half, 57.9%, of respondents were males, and the average age was 34 years. Most respondents, 74.3%, were insured. Overall, 53.12% of insured clients were dissatisfied with the services of providers. Factors, such as benefit package of insurance, willingness to pay higher premium, and perceived discrimination were significantly associated with poor satisfaction with health services. The current advocacy for and awareness about the use of health insurance as a prepayment plan should be prioritised in policy initiatives. The benefit package for the insurance should be increased in order to cover all disease conditions that afflict the Ghanaian population.
Description: This article is published in International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 35(5) and available at DOI: 10.1002/hpm.2711
URI: DOI: 10.1002/hpm.2711
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