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Improving utilization of and retention in PMTCT services: can behavioral economics help?

Authors
  • Taylor, Nicholas Kenji1
  • Buttenheim, Alison M
  • 1 Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 295 John Morgan Building, 3620 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC Health Services Research
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Oct 10, 2013
Volume
13
Pages
406–406
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-406
PMID: 24112440
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Eliminating vertical transmission of HIV is an ambitious goal. To close the remaining gap, innovations are needed to address demand for PMTCT services. Behavioral economics offers a set of tools that can be engineered into PMTCT programs to increase uptake and improve retention with minimal investment.

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