National health insurance, social influence and antenatal care use in Ghana

@inproceedings{Owoo2013NationalHI,
  title={National health insurance, social influence and antenatal care use in Ghana},
  author={Nkechi S. Owoo and Monica Puoma Lambon-Quayefio},
  booktitle={Health economics review},
  year={2013}
}
The study explores the importance of social influence and the availability of health insurance on maternal care utilization in Ghana through the use of antenatal care services. A number of studies have found that access to health insurance plays a critical role in women's decision to utilize antenatal care services. However, little is known about the role that social forces play in this decision. This study uses village-level data from the 2008 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey to investigate… CONTINUE READING
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