The complex association of health insurance and maternal health services in the context of a premium exemption for pregnant women: a case study in Northern Ghana.

@article{Frimpong2014TheCA,
  title={The complex association of health insurance and maternal health services in the context of a premium exemption for pregnant women: a case study in Northern Ghana.},
  author={Jemima A Frimpong and St{\'e}phane Helleringer and John Koku Awoonor-williams and T. Paulino Aguilar and James F Phillips and Francis Yeji},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  year={2014},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={1043-53}
}
BACKGROUND Health insurance premium exemptions for pregnant women are a strategy to increase coverage of maternal health services in sub-Saharan countries. We examine health insurance registration among pregnant women before or after the introduction of a premium exemption, and test whether registration increases utilization of maternal health services. METHODS Data were drawn from a retrospective cohort study of 1641 women having given birth between January 2008 and August 2010 in two… CONTINUE READING
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