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Direct facility funding as a response to user fee reduction: implementation and perceived impact among Kenyan health centres and dispensaries.

Abstract:

There is increasing pressure for reduction of user fees, but this can have adverse effects by decreasing facility-level funds. To address this, direct facility funding (DFF) was piloted in Coast Province, Kenya, with health facility committees (HFCs) responsible for managing the funds. We evaluated the implementation and perceived impact 2.5 years after DFF introduction. Quantitative data collection at 30 public health centres and dispensaries included a structured interview with the in-charg...

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Publisher copy:
10.1093/heapol/czq009

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Journal:
Health policy and planning
Volume:
25
Issue:
5
Pages:
406-418
Publication date:
2010-09-05
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EISSN:
1460-2237
ISSN:
0268-1080
URN:
uuid:5b0ec564-5d0c-4232-93f0-a51e88fbf849
Source identifiers:
50313
Local pid:
pubs:50313

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