Governments of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are widely implementing performance-based financing (PBF) to improve healthcare services. However, it is unclear whether PBF provides good value for money compared to status quo or other interventions aimed at strengthening the healthcare system in LMICs. The objective of this systematic review is to identify and synthesize the existing literature that examines whether PBF represents an efficient manner of investing resources.  A total of seven articles from five LMICs were selected for this review. 

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Author/s: Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay, Jessica Spagnolo, Manuela De Allegri and Valéry Ridde
Publication ID: 10.1186/s13561-016-0103-9
Date of Publication: January 2017

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