Effect of delivery care user fee exemption policy on institutional maternal deaths in the central and volta regions of ghana.

@article{Bosu2007EffectOD,
  title={Effect of delivery care user fee exemption policy on institutional maternal deaths in the central and volta regions of ghana.},
  author={Wk Bosu and Jacqueline S. Bell and Margaret Armar-Klemesu and Janet Ansong Tornui},
  journal={Ghana medical journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={118-24}
}
SUMMARY BACKGROUND To improve access to skilled attendance at delivery and thereby reduce maternal mortality, the Government of Ghana introduced a policy exempting all women attending health facilities from paying delivery care fees. OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of the exemption policy on delivery-related maternal mortality. METHODS Maternal deaths in 9 and 12 hospitals in the Central Region (CR) and the Volta Region (VR) respectively were analysed. The study covered a period of 11 and… CONTINUE READING
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