There is broad consensus that financial barriers impede equitable access to essential health services. Of special interest is how financial barriers impact the use of life-saving maternal and neonatal health (MNH) care and uptake of protective behaviors. “Demand-side” financial incentives are increasingly being used to prompt use of priority MNH services. However, systematic reviews of the evidence focusing on demand-side incentives for MNH are incomplete.
November 2, 2012