Funding for this research was provided by:
Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP-PhD.12/352)
Received: 12 September 2015
Accepted: 18 January 2018
First Online: 30 January 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: We obtained ethical approval from the University of Ghana Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) Ethics Committee for Humanities (Ref. No. UG-ECH 057/13–14). We earlier sought official permission from the NHIA to use NHIS membership data for the analysis. In addition, informed consent was obtained from all participants who voluntarily participated in the study, after reminding them of their right to opt out of the study if they so wished.
: FAX and ENB are full time staff of the NHIA. However, since result from the study is meant to help improve the policy intervention under consideration, their relationship with the organization does not influence the results. All other co-authors declare no competing interests.
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