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Table 2 Human and material resources in health facilities

From: Efficiency of private and public primary health facilities accredited by the National Health Insurance Authority in Ghana

Input and output variables Efficiency score Facility ownershipa Total
1.0 (n = 20) <1.0 (n = 44) p value Private (n = 38) Public (n = 26) p-value Mean (SD)
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Input variables
 Number of clinical staff 11(7) 19 (16) 0.0509 14 (13) 19 (15) 0.2256 16 (14)
 Number of support staff 4 (4) 9 (11) 0.0426* 8 (11) 7 (6) 0.7297 8 (9)
 Number of beds 9 (8) 11 (11) 0.4011 12 (11) 8 (8) 0.1327 11 (10)
 Number of wards 2 (1) 2 (1) 0.3320 2 (1) 1 (1) 0.0332* 2 (1)
 Number of consulting rooms 1 (0.3) 2 (1) 0.0177* 2 (1) 1 (1) 0.4312 1 (1)
Output variables (per month)
 Number of deliveries 17 (20) 11 (15) 0.1819 9 (15) 19 (17) 0.0115* 13 (16)
 Number of OPD visits 1197 (732) 927 (805) 0.2054 1047 (868) 958 (665) 0.6583 1011 (787)
 Number of ANC/PNC visits 677 (956) 437 (567) 0.2138 317 (657) 798 (705) 0.0069* 512
 Number of FP and RCH visits 321 (480) 156 (273) 0.0841 56 (129) 429 (456) 0.0000* 208 (355)
  1. WOTRO-COHEiSION Ghana Project (Health Facility Survey Data: March–June, 2012)
  2. FP family planning, RCH reproductive and child health, OPD Out-patient department, ANC antenatal care; PNC postnatal care
  3. * Two tail test of hypothesis statistically significant at 95 % confidence level using the Student t test
  4. aOwnership is dichotomized for the t test where government and quasi-government facilities are classified under “public” and private-for-profit and Mission/NGO health facilities classified under “private”