Contribution of the results‐based financing strategy to improving maternal and child health indicators in Burkina Faso

We found among five indicators studied that only the postnatal consultation coverage in results-based financing health districts was significantly higher than in the non–RBF HD

Zawora Rita Zizien

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • In response to the poor performance of its public health care provision, Burkina Faso decided, to implement results-based financing. This strategy relies on a strategic purchase of the quantity and quality of services provided by health workers, monitored by a set of indicators
  • The objective of this article is to appreciate the effect of RBF on a set of maternal and child health indicators in Burkina Faso
  • To estimate the effect of RBF, we used two methods of analysis: the segmented regression to measure the effect of RBF in the health districts implementing RBF and the difference-in-difference test to estimate the effect of RBF considering the differences in mean between RBF HD and HD that did not implement RBF
  • We found among five indicators studied that only the postnatal consultation coverage in RBF HD was significantly higher than in the non–RBF HD
  • Our findings do not clearly demonstrate the effectiveness of RBF in improving MCH indicators in Burkina Faso
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