Hospitals as debtor prisons - The Lancet Global Health
Hospitals as debtor prisons - The Lancet Global Health ▻http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(15)70073-2/fulltext
In low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), systematic research regarding the prevalence and personal consequences of patients who are unable to pay their medical bills has been scarce. However, news headlines frequently tell a simple story of detention—eg, “Kenyan mothers too poor to pay for treatment locked up in hospital”.1 Similar reports are found in #Burundi,2 #Ghana,3 #India,4 #Liberia,5 #Nigeria,6 the Philippines,7 and #Zimbabwe.8
The detention of patients by health facilities can be seen as a direct consequence of the imposition of user fees and and inadequate social welfare protections.
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