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A realist synthesis of randomised control trials involving use of community health workers for delivering child health interventions in low and middle income countries

Sumit S Kane1*, Barend Gerretsen1, Robert Scherpbier2, Mario Dal Poz3 and Marjolein Dieleman1

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1 Department of Development, Policy & Practice, Royal Tropical Institute, Mauritskade 63, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2 Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland

3 Department of Human Resources for Health, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland

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BMC Health Services Research 2010, 10:286  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-286

Published: 13 October 2010

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Summaries of the contextual factors identified, the interventions, the mechanisms triggered and the outcomes in the RCTs. Additional File 1 summarises the RCTs, the context, the intervention, the mechanisms triggered and the reported outcomes. Additional File 1 shows that in all the trials, more than one type of intervention was applied to improve CHWs performance.

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