Maternal Child and Newborn Health Indicators (MCNH Indicators)

Constructs Measured

Implementation Outcomes Cost
Implementation Determinants N/A

Policy Application

Setting Hospitals or Outpatient Clinics
Topic Healthcare Cost, Access, or Quality
Maternal and Child Health

Basic Information

The MCNH indicators consist of 13 items assessing the cost of implementation plans and healthcare financing.

Transferability of measure across settings: Partially transferable (4 of 13 items transferable)

Citing Literature

Development article: Countdown Working Group on Health Policy and Health Systems. Assessment of the health system and policy environment as a critical complement to tracking intervention coverage for maternal, newborn, and child health. The Lancet. 2008;371(9620):1284-93.

Policy Application in Reviewed Studies

Setting: Hospitals or outpatient clinics

Topic: Healthcare cost, access or quality; Other: Maternal and child health

Country: Multiple

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