INSPIRE Pakistan

Informing the Social Health Protection Initiative through Rigorous Evidence


Seven years later: Hospital utilization and financial protection under an established inpatient insurance scheme

Five years ago, our team delved into the impact of the SHPI insurance, which at that time, only covered inpatient care. We were curious about how this insurance affected the healthcare consumption of the poor, and so we conducted a baseline survey in 2015 and a follow-up survey in 2017. Our latest research project takes things further with a phone-based follow-up survey to measure the long-term effects of this established inpatient insurance scheme.

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