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Effects of demand-side financing on utilisation, experiences and outcomes of maternity care in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

  • Susan F Murray1,
  • Benjamin M Hunter1Email author,
  • Ramila Bisht2,
  • Tim Ensor3 and
  • Debra Bick4
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth201414:30

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-30

Received: 11 July 2013

Accepted: 13 January 2014

Published: 17 January 2014

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Original Submission
11 Jul 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Sep 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - David Griffith
14 Oct 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Manuela De Allegri
6 Dec 2013 Author responded Author comments - Benjamin Hunter
Resubmission - Version 3
6 Dec 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
13 Jan 2014 Editorially accepted
17 Jan 2014 Article published 10.1186/1471-2393-14-30

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Authors’ Affiliations

King’s International Development Institute, King’s College London
Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, University of Leeds
Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London