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Table 4 Factors associated with technical efficiency levels in health facilities (n = 64)

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

Independent variables Dependent variable: technical efficiency scorea
Coef. p value [95 % Conf. Int.]
Public/government facilities (WR) 42.9 0.002* 16.9 to 69.0
Public/government facilities (GAR) Ref Ref Ref
Mission/NGO facilities (WR) 52.1 0.000* 24.6 to 79.6
Mission/NGO facilities (GAR) Ref Ref Ref
Private-for-profit facilities (WR) 26.3 0.085 −3.8 to 56.4
Private-for-profit facilities (GAR) Ref Ref Ref
Rural facilities 3.87 0.680 −14.9 to 22.6
Urban facilities Ref Ref Ref
Facilities owned/managed by male −2.03 0.846 −22.8 to 18.8
Facilities owned/managed by female Ref Ref Ref
Facilities with access to donor funding 6.79 0.589 −18.3 to 31.8
Facilities without access to donor funding Ref Ref Ref
Facilities with active client complaint system 1.12 0.953 −36.4 to 38.6
Facilities without active client complaint system Ref Ref Ref
Log Likelihood = −232.58405    
Prob > Chi2 = 0.0006    
Pseudo R2 = 0.0524    
  1. WOTRO-COHEiSION Ghana Project (Health Facility Survey Data: March–June, 2012)
  2. Greater Accra Region (GAR); WR (Western Region)
  3. * Statistically significant at 0.05 level of significance
  4. aDependent variable (technical efficiency  % score) right-censored at 1.0 (equivalent to 100 %), benchmark for technically efficient facilities. Facilities scoring below 1.0 are considered inefficient