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

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Wellcome Trust
Information provided by:
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00421629
First received: January 10, 2007
Last updated: January 11, 2007
Last verified: January 2007

January 10, 2007
January 11, 2007
October 2003
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socioeconomic status of claimants relative to the membership base in their subdistricts of residence
Same as current
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  • enrolment rates in Vimo SEWA
  • mean socioeconomic of the insured relative to the general rural population
  • rate of insurance claim submission
Same as current
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Experimental Study to Assess Interventions Aimed at Improving the Equity Impact of Community-Based Health Insurance
Experimental Study to Assess Interventions Aimed at Improving the Equity Impact of Community-Based Health Insurance

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).

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Health Insurance
  • Behavioral: After-sales service and supportive supervision (AfterSS)
  • Behavioral: Prospective reimbursement (PR)
  • Behavioral: Both (AfterSS and PR)
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
688
April 2006
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Subdistrict Inclusion Criteria:

  • 500 or more female (>=18 y of age) SEWA Insurance members in 2003

Subdistrict Exclusion Criteria:

  • All members were mandatorily enrolled in the scheme by a donor agency
  • Ahe sub-district had no general hospital of 25 beds or more

Individual Inclusion Criteria:

  • All female and male members of SEWA Insurance for 2004 and 2005

Individual Exclusion Criteria:

  • Those whose home could not be found based on given address data
Both
18 Years and older
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Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
India
 
NCT00421629
PHHPBD25, GR067926MA
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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Wellcome Trust
Principal Investigator: Anne J Mills, MA DHSA PhD London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Study Director: Michael K Ranson, MD MPH PHD London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
January 2007

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