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Table 3 Description of intervention and comparison arms

From: A study protocol: using demand-side financing to meet the birth spacing needs of the underserved in Punjab Province in Pakistan

Description Intervention group 1 Intervention group 2 Intervention group 3 Comparison group
Rural private providers (Suraj Model) Urban public providers Urban private providers Mix of mid-level, public and urban providers
Location Rural Peri-urban Urban Rural, peri-urban and urban
Type of provider Mid-level private providers (e.g. physicians, nurses, midwives, lady health visitors (LHVs)) Public providers (e.g. basic health unit (BHU), population welfare department (PWD) doctors Private providers (e.g. doctors) Private and public doctors and mid-level providers
S.no Intervention components
1 Selection, training and accreditation Selection, training, and post-training evaluation Selection, training, and post-training evaluation Selection, training and post-training evaluation
2 Branding, marketing: IEC material, wall chalking etc. - - -
3 Field worker mobilisation Field worker mobilisation Field worker mobilisation -
4 Free vouchers short-term and long-term (IUD only*) methods Free vouchers short- term and long-term methods Free vouchers short-term and long-term methods -
  1. *According to Pakistan health policy, only qualified doctors can insert Femplant.