The objective of this study was to determine if the use of a checklist to screen for unmet service needs could increase the number of services per visit provided to clients using rural Bolivian health facilities. Measurement included changes in services per visit before and after the introduction of the intervention, and a comparison of services received at screened and non-screened visits. Findings show that, to the degree that provider compliance can be secured, systematic screening of clients appears to be an effective method for reducing unmet health service needs. The findings of this study replicate those of other studies conducted in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The Bolivia Ministry of Health plans to scale-up the intervention.
Foreit, James R., Ricardo Vernon, and Patricia Riveros Hamel. 2005. "Use of systematic screening to increase the provision of reproductive health services in Bolivia," FRONTIERS Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.
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