Open Access Research article

A descriptive review of the methodologies used in household surveys on medicine utilization

Andréa D Bertoldi123*, Aluísio JD Barros3, Anita Wagner4, Dennis Ross-Degnan4 and Pedro C Hallal3

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1 Programa de pós-graduação em Saúde Coletiva, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil

2 Takemi Program in International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

3 Programa de Pós-graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brasil

4 Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, USA

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BMC Health Services Research 2008, 8:222  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-222

Published: 31 October 2008

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Table 1. Quantification of methodological characteristics of the 61 household surveys on medicine utilization included in the review.

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Table 2. Description of the studies included in the review according to methodological characteristics – part I.

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Table 3. Description of the studies included in the review according to methodological characteristics – part II.

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