Table 3

Services offered for free under the fee exemption for CS policy in seven hospitals in Benin in 2012

ItemsHopsital 1Hospital 2Hospital 3Hospital 4Hospital 5Hospital 6Hospital 7Number of free items (across all hospitals)
Referral within the district0/7
Starting intravenous infusion before referral0/7
Cost of surgery6/7
Cost of hospitalisation5/7
Postsurgery check-up6/7
Free items out of total items3/81/82/83/85/84/84/8
  • Black, not free; grey, charged partially; white, free. Source: FEMHealth Report, Benin (19).

  • CS, caesarean section.