Chronic disease, healthcare use, financial protection and disability in the Philippines

Our study design in the Philippines focuses on two demand side interventions to influence the health seeking behavior of individuals who are at risk of CVD. The interventions we will implement are the following:

1) The first intervention is the provision of information on CVD risk. The information we will provide to our respondents will be personalized according to several factors (e.g., age, gender, weight, height, blood pressure, smoking history) and will be calculated using the Globorisk algorithm.

2) The second intervention is the provision of transportation vouchers through lottery incentive to eligible individuals which they can exchange for cash in the rural health units (RHU) upon visit and completion of initial consultation. We hope these vouchers will give our respondents the incentives to go for CVD risk screening such as hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia. The vouchers will be financed from the project budget.

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