The prevalence and determinants of catastrophic health expenditures attributable to non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries: a methodological commentary

Yevgeniy Goryakin, Marc Suhrcke

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Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), while traditionally considered a “rich world”-problem, have been spreading fast in low and middle income countries and by now account for a large share of mortality and ill-health in these countries, too. In addition to the disease burden, NCDs may also impose a substantial economic cost. One way in which NCDs might impact people’s economic well-being may be via the out-of-pocket expenditures required to cover treatment and other costs associated with suffering from an NCD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107
JournalInternational Journal for Equity in Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2014


  • Catastrophic out-of-pocket expenditures
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Developing countries

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