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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Bailey, Wilma R.; Wynter, Hugh H; Lee, Amy; Oliver, Patricia; Jackson, Jean.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Geography and Geology; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Article Title
The effect of user fees on the utilization of family planning services: A clinical study.
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West Indian Medical Journal
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Date of Publication
1994
Volume ID
43
Issue ID
2
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43-5
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Abstract
A new fee structure was introduced at the Advanced Training and Research in Fertility Management Unit (University of the West Indies) in 1992. Using clinic records and a questionnaire survey, the study looks at the effect of the new fees on attendance and choice of contraceptive methods. Reports a decline in attendance of roughly 28% between 1992 and 1993, affecting mainly new clients and those who accepted injectables. Suggests a reduction in the price of injectables, since the fee for this short-term method is more in line with those charged for long-term and permanent methods.....
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