Incidence of Catastrophic Expenditures Linked to Obstetric and Neonatal Care at 92 Facilities in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2015
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), more than 93% of users must pay out of pocket for care. Despite the risk of catastrophic expenditures (CE), 94% of births in Lubumbashi are attended by skilled personnel. We aimed to identify risk factors for CE associated with obstetric and neonatal care in this setting, to document coping mechanisms employed by households to pay the price of care, and to identify consequences of CE on households.
BMC Public Health
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Ntambue, Abel Mukengeshayi; Malonga, Françoise Kaj; Cowgill, Karen D.; Dramaix-Wilmet, Michèle; and Donnen, Philippe, "Incidence of Catastrophic Expenditures Linked to Obstetric and Neonatal Care at 92 Facilities in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2015" (2019). SIAS Faculty Publications. 1083.