Whither Voluntary Communities? A Study of Co-Located Patients in Vietnam

CEB Working Paper N° 16/024, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Khang Foundation WP-1601

16 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2016 Last revised: 29 Jul 2019

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Quan Hoang Vuong

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management; Phenikaa University

Trong-Khang Nguyen

Khang Foundation

Thuy-Dzung Do

Vuong & Associates (Hanoi)

Thu-Trang Vuong

Vuong & Associates; Sciences Po, Students

Date Written: June 3, 2016

Abstract

While much research has focused on issues related to patients’ quality of life and access to health care in developing countries, the life of ill people in poverty still hasn’t been approached in numerous facets, and is especially embryonic in many emerging economies. This study of a 336-patient data set examines how a patient community’s benefits and how meeting patients’ imperative needs impact their perception of the future of a voluntary community.

The results show that patients are much more likely to be positive in predicting community growth when their expectations are met, and also tend to appreciate financial benefits more. But there is empirical evidence showing patients’ reluctance to contribute to the community, which likely results from their struggle with unfulfilled financial needs and may also imply unstated concern about the fate of voluntary communities of co-located patients.

Keywords: health behavior, co-located patients community, healthcare cost

JEL Classification: I12, I19

Suggested Citation

Vuong, Quan Hoang and Nguyen, Trong-Khang and Do, Thuy-Dzung and Vuong, Thu-Trang, Whither Voluntary Communities? A Study of Co-Located Patients in Vietnam (June 3, 2016). CEB Working Paper N° 16/024, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Khang Foundation WP-1601, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2789749 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2789749

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Trong-Khang Nguyen

Khang Foundation ( email )

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Thuy-Dzung Do

Vuong & Associates (Hanoi) ( email )

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Hanoi, 100000
Vietnam

Thu-Trang Vuong

Vuong & Associates ( email )

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Dong Da District
Hanoi, 100000
Vietnam

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