Impact Insurance Research Paper #2: Health care utilization in rural Senegal

The aim of Research Paper #2 conducted by researchers at the University of Otago is to analyze the determinants of the use of curative care from qualified workers in Senegal, an area where 94% of the population does not have health insurance coverage. While most studies focus on characteristics of the demand for health care, this study also examines characteristics of the closest facility to analyze the impact of accessibility in addition to price and quality of medical services on health-seeking behaviour. The study reveals that household economic status, price, and quality of care are important determinants of the likelihood of seeking treatment from a qualified provider.