Examining the "urban advantage" in maternal health care in developing countries

PLoS Med. 2010 Sep 14;7(9):e1000327. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000327.


Andrew Channon and colleagues outline the complexities of urban advantage in maternal health where the urban poor often have worse access to health care than women in rural areas.

MeSH terms

  • Developing Countries*
  • Female
  • Health Services Accessibility / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Maternal Health Services / standards*
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Care
  • Quality of Health Care / organization & administration
  • Rural Population
  • Urban Population