Effect of mobile phone-based health insurance contribution payment system on retention of coverage in the National Health Insurance Scheme in Ghana: An evaluation study (Data)

Published: 5 September 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/myfbx9g4tg.1
Eric Nsiah-Boateng, Mariam Musah,
, Bernard Okoe Boye


This study sought to estimate the effect of a newly introduced Digital health intervention (mobile phone-based enrolment payment system) to improve renewal of membership in the scheme. the findings show that more members are renewing their membership in the scheme using this innovative system particularly the males and informal sector workers who hitherto were less likely to do so. The dataset used for the study is a routine enrolment data of members of the national health insurance scheme in Ghana. It covers the period December 2018 to December 2019. key variables include sex, age, marital status, and membership category. The data was collected through a formal request to the national health insurance authority, managers of the scheme.


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The data was obtained from the national health insurance authority through a formal request. Descriptive analysis and propensity score matching methods were used to examine the data. Microsoft excel and STATA v14 were used to analysis the data.


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