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Table 3 Summary of the Results of the Card Exercise (n = 23 discussions1)

From: Health facility committees and facility management - exploring the nature and depth of their roles in Coast Province, Kenya

Scenario    Respondent Make Final Decision Be Consulted No Role to play Not decided
Employing casual staff    HFC 12 0 0 -
     HW 11 0 0 -
How to spend user fees    HFC 11 1 0 -
     HW 11 0 0 -
How to spend DFF    HFC 7 5 0 -
     HW 10 0 0 1
Replacement of the health worker managing the facility    HFC 0 5 7 -
     HW 0 4 7 -
Disciplining health workers    HFC 1 9 2 -
     HW 1 10 0 -
Increasing user fee charges    HFC 4 2 5 1
     HW 5 2 4 -
  1. Source: In-depth interviews with HFC members and health workers
  2. 1 at one dispensary the card exercise was not performed with the health worker due to lack of time
  3. HFC = Health facility committee; HW = Health worker in charge of facility; DFF = Direct Facility Funds