Paying their way: health financing mechanisms in Zambia

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Kondo, Masahide ; McPake, Barbara (2007)
  • Publisher: UK Department for International Development

Health services in many low-income countries charge user fees. These payments may deter the poorest people from seeking treatment. Zambia has tried two alternatives to user fees: prepayment and discount cards. How do these schemes affect equity in the use of health services?
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