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Table 1 Location and characteristics of the 7 study hospitals

From: The economic burden of inpatient paediatric care in Kenya: household and provider costs for treatment of pneumonia, malaria and meningitis

Hospital identifier
(location)
Hospital type (referral level) Number
of beds (bed occupancy)
Malaria endemicity Funding source User charging policy
H1
(Nairobi province)
National (tertiary) 1520
(138%)
Low Government budgetary allocation, user fees and occasional donations. To offer free health care services to all children under 5 years.
H2
(Rift valley province)
Provincial (secondary) 453
(80%)
Moderate   
H3
(Nyanza province)
District (primary) 234
(80%)
High   
H4
(Central province)
District
(primary)
208
(120%)
Moderate   
H5
(Eastern province)
District
(primary)
182
(108%)
Moderate   
H6
(Rift valley province)
Mission (primary) 308
(49%)
Moderate User fees (approx 80% of the budget), government seconded staff, donations (unpredictable and occasional). Operate waiver and credit facilities for patients not able to pay.
H7
(Rift valley province)
Mission (primary) 160
(59%)
Moderate