Impact of user fees on attendance at a referral centre for sexually transmitted diseases in Kenya.

@article{Moses1992ImpactOU,
  title={Impact of user fees on attendance at a referral centre for sexually transmitted diseases in Kenya.},
  author={Stephen Ogu Moses and Firoze Manji and Janet E Bradley and Nico J. D. Nagelkerke and M A Malisa and Francis Allan Plummer},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1992},
  volume={340 8817},
  pages={463-6}
}
We investigated the impact of a short-lived policy of charging fees to patients attending public-sector outpatient health facilities in Kenya by collecting data on attendance at Nairobi's Special Treatment Clinic for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) before (23 months), during (9 months), and after (15 months) the user-charge period. During the user-charge period, the seasonally adjusted total mean monthly attendance of men decreased significantly to 40% (95% CI 36-45) of that before fees… CONTINUE READING

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