Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/115386
Authors: 
Arrieta, Alejandro
Garcia Prado, Ariadna
Guillén, Jorge
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-161
Abstract: 
Private providers have become an important source of health care in Latin America, yet there is still little documentation on them, especially regarding their role as providers of preventive and public health interventions. This paper uses Demographic and Health Surveys from various Latin American countries to compare the effectiveness of the private and public sectors in providing prenatal care. Although the number of prenatal visits is higher in the private sector, this is not accompanied by better delivery outcomes. We discuss different strategies to improve the role of private providers.
Subjects: 
private health care providers
prenatal care
quality
Latin America
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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