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Type Journal Article - Journal of Health Economics
Title Quality of health care, survival and health outcomes in Ghana
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Volume Volume 15
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1996
Page numbers 333-357
Abstract
This paper analyzes the effect of quality and accessibility of health services and other public infrastructure on the health of children in Ghana. We focus on child survival, child height and weight using data from the Ghana Living Standards Survey. The results suggest an important role for public health policy in eliminating the rural-urban disparities in health status and particularly in improving the health status of rural children and reducing their mortality rates. Increased availability of birth services and other related child programs, as well as improved water and sanitation infrastructure would have an immediate payoff.

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