2022 MAY 09 (NewsRx) — By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Business Daily — Investigators publish new report on agriculture. According to news reporting from Alexandria, Egypt, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “Understanding the pattern of care use can provide valuable information for reform interventions.”
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Alexandria University: “This study investigates the pattern of healthcare utilization and its association with drug acquisition patterns and expenses in the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) of Al Jazira State in Sudan. A cross-sectional survey was conducted at NHIF primary healthcare centers of Al Jazirah state in Sudan. A total of 768 beneficiaries were interviewed, of which 63.2% reported using out-of-network physician care, while 36.8% receive care from the NHIF physician network only. More than half (60.8%) of NHIF-interviewed clients reported a heavy burden of medication costs. The pattern of physician utilization was significantly associated with the number and source of regular drugs, the burden of out-of-pocket payment, and monthly out-of-pocket expenditures on medications, (* * p* * < 0.001). The regression analysis revealed that gender, marital status, number of chronic diseases, and number of regular drugs were the significant predictors of the pattern of physician care utilization; these factors explained nearly 36% of the variance in respondents’ pattern of physician care utilization.”
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “An impressive proportion of out-of-network care was found in Al Jazirah State in Sudan. The NHIF stakeholders should consider medication subsidy as a potential strategy for decreasing patient leakage to out-of-network services.”
For more information on this research see: Healthcare Utilization with Drug Acquisition and Expenses at the National Health Insurance Fund in Sudan. Healthcare, 2022,10(630):630. (Healthcare – http://www.mdpi.com/journal/healthcare). The publisher for Healthcare is MDPI AG.
A free version of this journal article is available at https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10040630.
Our news editors report that more information may be obtained by contacting Yasir Ahmed Mohammed Elhadi, Department of Health Administration and Behavioral Sciences, High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, Alexandria 21561, Egypt. Additional authors for this research include Abdelmuniem Ahmed, Ramy Mohamed Ghazy, Elhadi B. Salih, Osman S. Abdelhamed, Ramy Shaaban, Hammad Mohamed Hammad Mohamed, Alanood Elnaeem Mohamed, Noha Ahmed El Dabbah, Ashraf Ahmed Zaher Zaghloul.
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