Health Equity and Financial Protection:
Streamlined Analysis with ADePT Software
Adam Wagstaff, Marcel Bilger, Zurab Sajaia, Michael Lokshin
The World Bank
Published May 27, 2011 by World Bank ISBN: 978-0-8213-8459-6; SKU: 18459
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This book provides a step-by-step guide to the use of ADePT for the quantitative analysis of equity and financial protection in the health sector. It also elucidates the concepts and methods used by the software and supplies more detailed, technical explanations.
The book is geared to practitioners, researchers, students, and teachers who have some knowledge of quantitative techniques and the manipulation of household data using such programs as SPSS or Stata.
Chapter 1Introduction .
PART I: Health Outcomes, Utilization, and Benefit Incidence Analysis
Chapter 2 What the ADePT Health Outcomes Module Does
Measuring Inequality in Outcomes and Utilization .
Basic Inequality Analysis
Standardization for Demographic Factors
Accounting for Inequality Aversion
Trading Off the Average against Inequality
Explaining Inequalities and Measuring Inequity
Benefit Incidence Analysis
Chapter 3 Data Preparation
Living Standards Indicators
Direct Approaches to Measuring Living Standards .
Indirect Approaches to Measuring Living Standards
Health Outcome Variables
Child Survival .
Anthropometric Indicators .
Other Measures of Adult Health .
Health Utilization Variables
Variables for Basic Tabulations
Weights and Survey Settings
Determinants of Health .
Determinants of Utilization .
Information on Utilization for Benefit Incidence Analysis
Fees Paid to Public Providers
NHA Aggregate Data on Subsidies
Chapter 4 Example Data Set
Chapter 5 How to Generate the Tables and
Chapter 6 Interpreting the Tables and Graphs .
Original Data Report .
Basic Tabulations .
Inequalities in Health Outcomes
Interpreting the Results .
Concentration of Health Utilization .
Explaining Inequalities in Health
Decomposition of the Concentration Index
Inequalities in Utilization .
Explaining Inequalities in Utilization .
Use of Public Facilities
Payments to Public Providers
Health Care Subsidies: Cost Assumptions
Concentration of Public Health Services . .
Chapter 7 Technical Notes
Measuring Inequalities in Outcomes and Utilization .
Note 1: The Concentration Curve
Note 2: The Concentration Index .
Note 3: Sensitivity of the Concentration Index to the Living Standards Measure .
Note 4: Extended Concentration Index
Note 5: Achievement Index
Explaining Inequalities and Measuring Inequity
Note 6: Demographic Standardization of Health and Utilization .
Note 7: Decomposition of the Concentration Index
Note 8: Distinguishing between Inequality and Inequity
Benefit Incidence Analysis (BIA)
PART II: Health Financing and Financial Protection .
Chapter 8 What the ADePT Health Financing Module Does
Financial Protection .
Catastrophic Health Spending .
Poverty and Health Spending .
Progressivity and Redistributive Effect .
Chapter 9 Data Preparation
Chapter 10 Example Data Sets
Chapter 11 How to Generate the Tables and Graphs
Progressivity and Redistributive Effect
Chapter 12 Interpreting the Tables and Graphs
Chapter 13 Technical Notes
ADePT software is downloadable for free at www.worldbank.org/adept
Order hard copy (geographic discounts available) at http://bit.ly/iz2x2x.
Adam Wagstaff, Research Manager, Human Development & Public Services team Development Research Group (DECRG)
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