S-Space Graduate School of International Studies (국제대학원) Dept. of International Studies (국제학과) Journal of International and Area Studies (JIAS) Journal of International and Area Studies vol.27 (2020)
Health-Care Networks and the Impact of Maternal Health Care Projects – the Cases of Peru and Bolivia
- Chong-sup Kim; Hee-sang Yoon
- Issue Date
- Institute of International Affairs, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University
- Journal of International and Area Studies, Vol.27 No.2, pp. 37-53
- Health-care network; Facility-based deliveries; Maternal and child health care; maternal mortality rate; infant mortality rate
- This paper shows that the evaluation of health projects can be inaccurate when it only considers the direct health-care services provided by health facilities, and that the effects on the entire healthcare network must be considered. In Peru's case, we found that an important effect of a new health facility is the improved service quality in the neighbouring facilities. In Bolivia's case, we found that an improvement of maternal health care service in one hospital may just reduce the demand for medical services in other primary health facilities without significantly affecting the overall performance of the health-care network.