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Table 4 Suggested factors influencing provider performance in terms of total cost for medicines and diagnostic tests in LAK*, multiple linear regression analysis (R-squared = 0.29).

From: Provider performance in treating poor patients - factors influencing prescribing practices in lao PDR: a cross-sectional study

Suggested factors beta coefficient Standard deviation p-value 95% confidence limits
Sex
0 = female, 1 = male
-58 571 50 455 0.246 (-157 625; 40 482)
Education
0 = low, 1 = high
117 142 59 380 0.049 (568; 233 715)
Income
0 = low, 1 = high
-139 999 52 653 0.008 (-243 366; -36 632)
Hospital level
0 = provincial, 1 = district
-578 531 52 880 <0.001 (-682 344; -474 717)
Insurance
0 = no insurance,
1 = insurance
-178 853 71 359 0.012 (-318 943; -38 763)
Informal payment
0 = no informal payment
1 = with informal payment
681 790 74 142 <0.001 (536 236; - 827 344)
  1. * LAK = Lao Kip; 1 USD = 8 500 LAK