Training and financial intervention for encouraging maternal health service utilization: Results of cluster randomized trials in Shaanxi Province.

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Summary of "Training and financial intervention for encouraging maternal health service utilization: Results of cluster randomized trials in Shaanxi Province."

The rising maternal and child healthcare costs and the lack of training and educational resources for healthcare workers have reduced service quality in primary health centers of China. We sought to compare strategies promoting healthcare service utilization in rural western China.


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Name: Medicine
ISSN: 1536-5964
Pages: e17709


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A component of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that provides leadership related to the delivery of health services and the requirements for and distribution of health resources, including manpower training.

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Method of charging whereby a physician or other practitioner bills for each encounter or service rendered. In addition to physicians, other health care professionals are reimbursed via this mechanism. Fee-for-service plans contrast with salary, per capita, and prepayment systems, where the payment does not change with the number of services actually used or if none are used. (From Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)

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