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    Health care utilization and impacts of acute illness on wealth of aging population in Thailand 

    Suwimon Nunta; Udomsak Seenprachawong, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2009)

    The proportion of older citizens is increasing in the population of most countries. Keeping the well-being of this cohort usually demands more attention and resources. The elderly as a group are generally in poorer health than the rest of the population. They are more likely to suffer from disability and visit the doctor more often. Those with chronic ailments particularly need continuing treatment, some require long-term care in a nursing facility. For this more intensified health care, a larger portion of their income goes to health care. To ...
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    The public demand for a free HIV vaccination programme 

    Charoenchai Agmapisarn; Udomsak Seenprachawong, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2009)

    This study explored the issue of public support for the provision of a “oneyear, free HIV vaccination programme”. Of all the contingent the valuation method (CVM) studies, this study has led the way in estimating how much the public, the general population, would be willing to pay for supporting this free scheme, targeting only commercial sex workers (CSWs), with a “one-off” payment as part of their yearly income tax. Thailand now faces a changing pattern of HIV/AIDS transmission into low risk groups, as a result of their direct and indirect ...