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Research Article

Effect of Removing Direct Payment for Health Care on Utilisation and Health Outcomes in Ghanaian Children: A Randomised Controlled Trial

  • Evelyn Korkor Ansah mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: ansahekdr@yahoo.co.uk

    Affiliations: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Dangme West District Health Directorate, Dodowa, Ghana

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  • Solomon Narh-Bana,

    Affiliation: Dangme West District Health Directorate, Dodowa, Ghana

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  • Sabina Asiamah,

    Affiliation: Dangme West District Health Directorate, Dodowa, Ghana

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  • Vivian Dzordzordzi,

    Affiliation: Dangme West District Health Directorate, Dodowa, Ghana

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  • Kingsley Biantey,

    Affiliation: Dangme West District Health Directorate, Dodowa, Ghana

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  • Kakra Dickson,

    Affiliation: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

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  • John Owusu Gyapong,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Kwadwo Ansah Koram,

    Affiliation: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

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  • Brian M Greenwood,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Anne Mills,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Christopher J. M Whitty

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 06, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000007

About the Authors

Evelyn Korkor Ansah, John Owusu Gyapong, Brian M Greenwood, Anne Mills, Christopher J. M Whitty
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Evelyn Korkor Ansah, Solomon Narh-Bana, Sabina Asiamah, Vivian Dzordzordzi, Kingsley Biantey
Dangme West District Health Directorate, Dodowa, Ghana
Kakra Dickson, Kwadwo Ansah Koram
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

Corresponding Author

Email: ansahekdr@yahoo.co.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

EKA and CJMW designed the study with input from JOG, KAK, BMG, and AM. EKA, SN-B, SA, VD, KB, KD, and JOG performed the study with input from CJMW. EKA and CJMW analyzed the data. EKA, CJMW, KAK, JG, BMG, and AM interpreted the data. EKA, SN-B, SA, VD, KB, KD, JOG, KAK, BMG, AM, and CJMW contributed to the manuscript. EKA is the guarantor.