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User fee exemptions and equity in access to caesarean sections: an analysis of patient survey data in Mali

Marianne El-Khoury, Laurel Hatt, Timothee Gandaho


August 29, 2012
Little rigorous evidence exists on how health service utilization varies across socioeconomic groups after a user fee exemption policy has been implemented, and the evidence that does exist is mixed. In this paper, we estimate the distribution of caesarean section deliveries across socioeconomic groups following Mali's implementation of a fee exemption policy for caesareans in 2005.
Sub-Saharan Africa