Review of Research Studies

Chapter

Abstract

In this chapter, we discuss peer-reviewed as well as other available research studies on quality of care in family planning in India. We have classified research studies in one or more of the following categories depending upon their major focus: status of quality of care; interventions to improve quality of care; factors influencing quality of care; and impact of improved quality of care. Evidence-based interventions to accelerate improvements in quality of care need to be implemented through an appropriate research agenda to enhance progress towards realizing India’s family planning programme goals.

Keywords

Evidence based Informed choice Reproductive rights Factors influencing quality Impact of quality of care 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of Public Health GandhinagarGandhinagarIndia
  2. 2.Public Health Foundation of IndiaGurgaonIndia

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