Sexual and reproductive health

Guide to producing reproductive health subaccounts within the national health accounts framework

World Health Organization

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Publication details

Number of pages: 207
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 159853 8 - Web only


National health accounts provide a systematic compilation and display of health expenditure. They play an essential role in efforts to assess the performance of the health system. However policy makers need more detailed information for instance on spending levels and patterns for components of health care.

This document offers detailed guidelines on the construction of health accounts on reproductive health care and shows how various techniques and approaches can be used to focus on specific categories of spending that contribute to reproductive health, including other antenatal care, child birth and family planning.