Economic assessment of a women's group intervention to improve birth outcomes in rural Nepal.


Borghi, J; Thapa, B; Osrin, D; Jan, S; Morrison, J; Tamang, S; Shrestha, BP; Wade, A; Manandhar, DS; Costello, AM; (2005) Economic assessment of a women's group intervention to improve birth outcomes in rural Nepal. Lancet, 366 (9500). pp. 1882-4. ISSN 0140-6736 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(05)67758-6

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)

Abstract

We did a cost-effectiveness analysis alongside a cluster-randomised controlled trial of a participatory intervention with women's groups to improve birth outcomes in rural Nepal. The average provider cost of the women's group intervention was US0.75 dollars per person per year (0.90 dollars with health-service strengthening) in a population of 86,704. The incremental cost per life-year saved (LYS) was 211 dollars (251 dollars), and expansion could rationalise on start-up costs and technical assistance, reducing the cost per LYS to 138 dollars (179 dollars). Sensitivity analysis showed a variation from 83 dollars to 263 dollars per LYS for most variables. This intervention could provide a cost-effective way of reducing neonatal deaths.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Global Health and Development
Research Centre: Centre for Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health (MARCH)
PubMed ID: 16310555
Web of Science ID: 233643200027
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/12463

Statistics


Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
277Hits
Accesses by country - last 12 months
Accesses by referrer - last 12 months
Impact and interest
Additional statistics for this record are available via IRStats2

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item