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Submitted: 08 January 2014 Modified: 05 July 2018
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD14010808481354

A case-control study of the factors influencing utilization of the outpatient benefit package and a descriptive study of drug utilization by PhilHealth sponsored program beneficiaries in Moncada, Tarlac.

Ma. Gerry Lyn E. Alcantara,
Keshia Lourdes L. Doyungco,
Michael Francis A. Feir,
Kevin Paul B. Ferraris,
Maria Eufima C. Yap

GENERAL OBJECTIVE: To determine factors influencing the utilization of the outpatient benefit package and describe drug utilization of PhilHealth Sponsored Program beneficiaries in Moncada, Tarlac.

SPECIFIC OBEJCTIVES:
PART I: Outpatient Benefit (OPB) Package Utilization
A. To determine the utilization rate of the outpatient benefit package in the municipality of moncada for beneficiaries enrolled from january to december 2007.
B. To describe and compare utilizaing groups and non-utilizing groups in terms of:
1. Socio- demographic characteristic
2. Health- seeking behavior
3. Knowledge/awareness of package benefits
4. Satistifaction of the quality of RHU facilities, staff, and service provision.

PART II: Drug utilization
A. To determine the availability of drug supplies and sources in the municipality of Moncada
B. To determine the physical, financial and information accessibility of essential drug supplies to the indigent population in the municipality 
C. To describe the indigent population in terms of:
a. Perception and attitudes towards medicines
b. Patient compliance
c. Extent of use of prescription/non- prescription drugs

Publication Type
Research Project
Date
March 1, 2008-March 31, 2009
LocationLocation CodeAvailable FormatAvailability
Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library RA645.3 A43 2009 / PRP42 Fulltext Print Format (Request Document)