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Effects of demand-side financing on utilisation, experiences and outcomes of maternity care in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, January 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)

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Title
Effects of demand-side financing on utilisation, experiences and outcomes of maternity care in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review
Published in
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2393-14-30
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Authors

Susan F Murray, Benjamin M Hunter, Ramila Bisht, Tim Ensor, Debra Bick

Abstract

Demand-side financing, where funds for specific services are channelled through, or to, prospective users, is now employed in health and education sectors in many low- and middle-income countries. This systematic review aimed to critically examine the evidence on application of this approach to promote maternal health in these settings. Five modes were considered: unconditional cash transfers, conditional cash transfers, short-term payments to offset costs of accessing maternity services, vouchers for maternity services, and vouchers for merit goods. We sought to assess the effects of these interventions on utilisation of maternity services and on maternal health outcomes and infant health, the situation of underprivileged women and the healthcare system.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 1%
Bangladesh 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Unknown 266 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 69 25%
Researcher 52 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 13%
Student > Postgraduate 27 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 20 7%
Other 40 15%
Unknown 30 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 87 32%
Social Sciences 54 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 29 11%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 22 8%
Business, Management and Accounting 13 5%
Other 23 8%
Unknown 47 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 June 2017.
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#2,335,343
of 17,353,889 outputs
Outputs from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#664
of 3,223 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#35,021
of 262,668 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#1
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