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Does increase in utilisation rates alone indicate the success of a user fee removal policy? A qualitative case study from Zambia


  • Hadley, Mary


To provide more comprehensive understanding of utilisation of health facilities in the context of user fee removal policy with a focus on local practices.

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  • Hadley, Mary, 2011. "Does increase in utilisation rates alone indicate the success of a user fee removal policy? A qualitative case study from Zambia," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 103(2), pages 244-254.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:103:y:2011:i:2:p:244-254 DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2011.08.009

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    1. Xu, Ke & Evans, David B. & Kadama, Patrick & Nabyonga, Juliet & Ogwal, Peter Ogwang & Nabukhonzo, Pamela & Aguilar, Ana Mylena, 2006. "Understanding the impact of eliminating user fees: Utilization and catastrophic health expenditures in Uganda," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 62(4), pages 866-876, February.
    2. Masiye, Felix & Chitah, Bona M. & McIntyre, Diane, 2010. "From targeted exemptions to user fee abolition in health care: Experience from rural Zambia," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 71(4), pages 743-750, August.
    3. Jenny Yates & Ros Cooper & Jeremy Holland, 2006. "Social Protection and Health: Experiences in Uganda," Development Policy Review, Overseas Development Institute, vol. 24(3), pages 339-356, May.
    4. Huber, Joyce H., 1993. "Ensuring access to health care with the introduction of user fees: A Kenyan example," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 36(4), pages 485-494, February.
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