Maria Cristina Martin

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Studies to evaluate use-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of natural family planning (NFP) were conducted in Liberia and Zambia. The Liberian programme provided uni-purpose NFP services to 1055 clients mainly in rural areas; the Zambian programme provided NFP services integrated with MCH to 2709 clients predominantly in urban areas. The one-year life(More)
A critical element for evaluation of natural family planning (NFP) methods is client autonomy. Autonomy in NFP refers to clients who can identify their fertile days and apply this method without teacher assistance. The results of this study show that clients who are autonomous have a 12-month continuation rate of 96.7% and a pregnancy rate of 1.7% after(More)
'Closer to Home' is a co-ordinated programme in NHS Forth Valley aiming to improve the provision of community care for frail and older people at increased risk of unscheduled hospital admission. Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of such initiatives is essential towards shaping policies and optimising elderly care provision in the community. This paper(More)