Out-of-pocket expenditure on institutional delivery in India.

  title={Out-of-pocket expenditure on institutional delivery in India.},
  author={Sanjay Kumar Mohanty and Akanksha Srivastava},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  volume={28 3},
CONTEXT Though promotion of institutional delivery is used as a strategy to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality, about half of the deliveries in India are conducted at home without any medical care. Among women who deliver at home, one in four cites cost as barrier to facility-based care. The relative share of deliveries in private health centres has increased over time and the associated costs are often catastrophic for poor households. Though research has identified socio-economic… CONTINUE READING


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