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April 4, 2017 Africa, South-East Asia Publication

The impact of health insurance on maternal health care utilization: evidence from Ghana, Indonesia and Rwanda

While research has assessed the impact of health insurance on health care utilization, few studies have focused on the effects of health insurance on use of maternal health care. Analyzing nationally representative data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), this study the impact of health insurance status on the use of maternal health services in three countries with relatively high levels of health insurance coverage- Ghana, Indonesia and Rwanda. The analysis uses propensity score matching to adjust for selection bias in health insurance uptake and to assess the effect of health insurance on four measurements of maternal health care utilization.