Barriers to hospital births: why do many Bolivian women give birth at home?

  title={Barriers to hospital births: why do many Bolivian women give birth at home?},
  author={Kelsey E Otis and John A Brett},
  journal={Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health},
  volume={24 1},
OBJECTIVES This study investigated the low rates of hospital/health center births recorded in Yapacaní, Bolivia, that persist despite the national maternal-infant insurance program designed to ensure equitable access to free center-based health care services for pregnant women. The purpose of this study was to identify the multilevel factors inhibiting access to and utilization of public health centers for labor and delivery. METHODS Qualitative research methods were used, including… CONTINUE READING
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