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Table 3 Incidence and Intensity of Catastrophic Health Payments in Malawi

From: Impoverishing effects of catastrophic health expenditures in Malawi

Catastrophic payments measures Threshold budget share, z
OOP health spending as share of non-food expenditure 10% 20% 30% 40%
 Head Count (H) 9.37% 3.41% 1.61% 0.73%
 Standard Error 0.26% 0.16% 0.11% 0.08%
 Overshoot (O) 1.01% 0.43% 0.20% 0.08%
 Standard Error 0.04% 0.03% 0.02% 0.01%
 Mean Positive Gap (MPG) 10.76% 12.64% 12.15% 11.63%
  1. Source: Author based on NSO (2011) [24] data