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Willingness to pay for cataract surgery is much lower than actual costs in Zamfara state, northern Nigeria.

07:00 EST 28th November 2017 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Willingness to pay for cataract surgery is much lower than actual costs in Zamfara state, northern Nigeria."

Direct medical and non-medical costs incurred by those undergoing subsidised cataract surgery at Gusau eye clinic, Zamfara state, were recently determined. The aim of this study was to assess the willingness to pay for cataract surgery among adults with severe visual impairment or blindness from cataract in rural Zamfara and to compare this to actual costs.

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Name: Ophthalmic epidemiology
ISSN: 1744-5086
Pages: 1-7

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The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.

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