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Table 10 Financial access – HUES 2007/2010

From: Promoting universal financial protection: health insurance for the poor in Georgia – a case study

Indicator Year Total MIP Non-MIP
Percentage of occurrences of acute sickness in the last 30 days, where no consultation was undertaken because it was too expensive/not enough money (% of all reasons) 2007 16.1 15.3 16.2
2010 16.7 17.8 13.9
Percentage of consultations where medicine was prescribed but not purchased because it was too expensive (base: all consultations in previous six months) 2007 11.8 19.4 10.3
2010 13.1 21.4 10.2
Percentage of consultations where a lab test was prescribed but not done because it was too expensive (base: all consultations in previous six months) 2007 4.2 6.9 3.7
2010 4.2 5.0 4.0
Percentage of total population who reported needing hospitalisation in the last year but were not hospitalised because it was too expensive/they did not have enough money 2007 3.9 - -
2010 2.6*** 2.3 2.7
Percentage of respondents who expect to pay for a consultation with a doctor at the nearest facility 2007 72.6 57.0 75.7
2010 73.5 51.5* 80.9**
  1. Notes: ***P <0.01; **P <0.05; *P <0.1.
  2. Source: Authors and MoLHSA 201 [27].