Summary index can be used to monitor maternal and child health care coverage

03  November, 2016

New analyses from CD colleagues the Federal University of Pelotas conclude that a composite coverage index, based on the average value of separate coverage indicators, is easy to calculate and can be useful in monitoring progress and inequalities in universal health coverage.

Wehrmeister FC, Restrepo-Mendez MC, Franca GVA, Victora CG and Barros AJD, (2016) Summary indices for monitoring universal coverage in maternal and child health care. Bull World Health Organ 94:903-12. DOI 10.2471/BLT.16.173138