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Effects of Demand-Side Financial Incentives on Provision and Use of Maternal Health Services: A Systematic Literature Review

Laurel Hatt
Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research


November 2, 2012

There is broad consensus that financial barriers impede equitable access to essential health services. Of special interest is how financial barriers impact the use of life-saving maternal and neonatal health (MNH) care and uptake of protective behaviors. “Demand-side” financial incentives are increasingly being used to prompt use of priority MNH services. However, systematic reviews of the evidence focusing on demand-side incentives for MNH are incomplete.

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