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Paying for Performance to Improve the Delivery and Uptake of Family Planning in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Systematic Review

Overview of attention for article published in Studies in Family Planning, November 2016
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Title
Paying for Performance to Improve the Delivery and Uptake of Family Planning in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Systematic Review
Published in
Studies in Family Planning, November 2016
DOI 10.1111/sifp.12001
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Authors

Blacklock, Claire, MacPepple, Ekelechi, Kunutsor, Setor, Witter, Sophie, Claire Blacklock, Ekelechi MacPepple, Setor Kunutsor, Sophie Witter

Abstract

Paying for performance is a strategy to meet the unmet need for family planning in low and middle income countries; however, rigorous evidence on effectiveness is lacking. Scientific databases and grey literature were searched from 1994 to May 2016. Thirteen studies were included. Payments were linked to units of targeted services, usually modified by quality indicators. Ancillary components and payment indicators differed between studies. Results were mixed for family planning outcome measures. Paying for performance was associated with improved modern family planning use in one study, and increased user and coverage rates in two more. Paying for performance with conditional cash transfers increased family planning use in another. One study found increased use in the upper wealth group only. However, eight studies reported no impact on modern family planning use or prevalence. Secondary outcomes of equity, financial risk protection, satisfaction, quality, and service organization were mixed. Available evidence is inconclusive and limited by the scarcity of studies and by variation in intervention, study design, and outcome measures. Further studies are warranted.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 9%
Unknown 10 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 36%
Student > Master 2 18%
Student > Postgraduate 2 18%
Researcher 2 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 9%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 3 27%
Social Sciences 3 27%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 18%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 9%
Other 1 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. 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 12 May 2017.
All research outputs
#440,293
of 7,719,496 outputs
Outputs from Studies in Family Planning
#22
of 500 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#24,612
of 248,064 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Studies in Family Planning
#2
of 7 outputs
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