Overview of the costs of obstetric care and the economic and social consequences for households

@inproceedings{Borghi2009OverviewOT,
  title={Overview of the costs of obstetric care and the economic and social consequences for households},
  author={Josephine Borghi and Katerini T Storeng and V{\'e}ronique G A Filippi},
  year={2009}
}
Childbirth can be a costly process for households in countries where financing arrangements are fragmented and fail to provide universal coverage. Seeking obstetric care results in immediate financial outlays as well as longer term economic and social consequences in terms of debt repayment and potential ongoing complications. This chapter reviews the evidence on the obstetric care costs faced by households and seeks to demonstrate both to what extent these costs mitigate access to facility… CONTINUE READING

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