Summary indices for monitoring universal coverage in maternal and child health care.

@article{Wehrmeister2016SummaryIF,
  title={Summary indices for monitoring universal coverage in maternal and child health care.},
  author={Fernando C{\'e}sar Wehrmeister and Maria-Clara Restrepo-Mendez and Giovanny V. A. França and C{\'e}sar Gomes Victora and Aluisio J. D. Barros},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2016},
  volume={94 12},
  pages={903-912}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare two summary indicators for monitoring universal coverage of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health care. METHODS Using our experience of the Countdown to 2015 initiative, we describe the characteristics of the composite coverage index (a weighted average of eight preventive and curative interventions along the continuum of care) and co-coverage index (a cumulative count of eight preventive interventions that should be received by all mothers and children). For… CONTINUE READING