The impact of the introduction of user fees at a district hospital in Cambodia.

@article{Jacobs2004TheIO,
  title={The impact of the introduction of user fees at a district hospital in Cambodia.},
  author={Bart Jacobs and Neil Price},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={
          310-21
        }
}
Proponents of user fees in the health sector in poor countries cite a number of often interrelated rationales, relating inter alia to cost recovery, improved equity and greater efficiency. Opponents argue that dramatic and sustained decreases in service utilization follow the introduction of user fees, highlighting evidence that user fees reduce service utilization when they fail to result in improved quality of care and/or when services are priced higher than those charged by private health… CONTINUE READING

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