Experimental Study to Assess Interventions Aimed at Improving the Equity Impact of Community-Based Health Insurance

2014-08-27 03:40:41 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to assesses interventions aimed at improving the distributional impact of a community based health insurance scheme in rural India.


Community based health insurance is often cited as a means of improving access and financial protection in developing countries, but such schemes may not benefit the poorest. We evaluate alternative strategies for improving the uptake of benefits of a community based health insurance scheme by its poorest members.

Comparisons: Three groups are compared to standard insurance scheme members (Control). One group is provided with after-sale service and supportive supervision (AfterSS). A second group is provided with prospective reimbursement (PR). A third group is provided with these two interventions together (Both).

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research


Health Insurance


After-sales service and supportive supervision (AfterSS), Prospective reimbursement (PR), Both (AfterSS and PR)


Self Employed Women's Association




London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:40:41-0400

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