Coping with the cost burdens of illness: Combining qualitative and quantitative methods in longitudinal, household research

Jane Goudge, Tebogo Gumede, Lucy Gilson, Steve Russell, Stephen M. Tollman, Anne Mills

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Over the last 10-15 years, poor African households have had to cope with the burden of increased levels of chronic illness such as HIV/AIDS. How do these households cope with the cost burdens of ill health and healthcare, and has this burden further impoverished them? What policy responses might better support these households? This is a report from the field of the South African Costs and Coping study (SACOCO) - a longitudinal investigation of household experiences in the Agincourt health and demographic surveillance site.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-185
Number of pages5
JournalScandinavian Journal of Public Health
Issue number69 Supplement
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007


  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Cost of Illness
  • Demography
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Family Characteristics
  • HIV Infections
  • Health Policy
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Population Surveillance
  • Poverty
  • Research
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • South Africa

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