Coping with the cost burdens of illness: Combining qualitative and quantitative methods in longitudinal, household research

Goudge, Jane; Gumede, Tebogo; Gilson, Lucy; Russell, Steve; Tollman, Stephen M.; Mills, Anne
May 2007
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health;May2007 Supplement 69, Vol. 35 Issue s69, p181
Academic Journal
Over the last 10-15 years, poor African households have had to cope with the burden of increased levels of chronic illness such as HIV/AIDS. How do these households cope with the cost burdens of ill health and healthcare, and has this burden further impoverished them? What policy responses might better support these households? This is a report from the field of the South African Costs and Coping study (SACOCO) - a longitudinal investigation of household experiences in the Agincourt health and demographic surveillance site.


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