Thant Sin Htoo's research while affiliated with Office of Mental Health and other places

Publications (8)

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Health equity is central to achieving Sustainable Development Goals and COVID-19 has emphasised its importance. Ensuring health equity is prominent in policy discussions and decision-making, is a critical challenge in all countries. Understanding the policy space for actors to promote health equity in the policy process may help to strengthen prior...
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Thant, P., Htet, K., Htoo, T.,Hernandez, P., et al (2021), “A Strategic Challenge for Myanmar: Reducing Out-of-pocket Spending on Health based on Myanmar National Account Findings”,Paper Presented at International Health Economics Congress, 12-15 July, 2021.
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Objective This study aims to estimate the cost of clinical management of COVID-19 infected patients based on their severity by exploring the resources used in health care provision in Myanmar. Methods A multicenter retrospective cost analysis of COVID-19 patients was performed using the micro-costing approach from the perspective of the health sys...
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Objective: This study aims to estimate the cost of clinical management of COVID-19 infected patients based on their severity by exploring the resources used in care provision in Myanmar. Methods: A multicenter retrospective cost analysis of COVID-19 patients treated was performed using the micro-costing approach from the perspective of the health s...
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Background: Progress towards achieving Universal Health Coverage and institutionalizing healthcare priority setting through health technology assessment (HTA) in the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region varies considerably across countries because of differences in healthcare expenditure, political support, access to health infor...
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Myanmar's health sector has received low levels of public spending since 1975. Combined with the country's historic political and economic isolation, poor economic management and multiple internal armed conflicts, these limited resources have translated into low coverage of even the most basic services and into poor health outcomes with wide dispar...

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... Based on the results presented in Table 1 5.7 6.1 and Figure 2, the unit cost of MRI was 5.7 and 7.1 USD In 2019 and 2021, respectively, while in another study, the cost was estimated at 4 USD (16). Also, in a study by Thant et al. in Myanmar, the cost of per imaging service was 21 USD during the COVID-19 pandemic (17). According to Figure 1, the consumption of materials during the COVID-19 pandemic has increased more than before, which suggests the high consumption of materials related to the disease. ...
... Nevertheless, East and Southeast Asian researchers have become more active in the HTA field, and economic evaluation has officially been introduced in the drug policies 16 of some Asian countries or regions, 17,18 including Korea, 19 Taiwan, 20 Thailand, 21,22 and Japan. 23 HTAsiaLink, 24 a collaborative network of Asian HTA agencies, has also been established in Asia. ...
... The data collected, if properly informed, should make it possible to identify inappropriate or poor primary health care services and undertake actions to improve their quality [26]. Generally, the results of our interviews and questionnaires are in line with other studies conducted internationally, which have demonstrated a positive causal link between resource adequacy, which are strongly linked and influence each other, and the quality of offered primary health care services [27]. Also, several authors have affirmed the proven associations between better health outcomes and well-organized and effective primary health care. ...