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Table 1 Distribution of average costs per MNH service at the actual and projected volumes

From: Provider cost analysis supports results-based contracting out of maternal and newborn health services: an evidence-based policy perspective

  BEmONC RHC CEmONC RHC
Distribution of costs Actual volumes Projected volumes Actual volumes Projected volumes
US$* % US$* % US$* % US$* %
Salaries (Technical staff) 14.35 39.4 10.57 45.9 29.47 45.6 22.87 55.8
Salaries (Admin and support staff) 9.46 26.0 4.99 21.7 19.27 29.8 9.73 23.8
Medicines, medical, laboratory & ultrasound supplies 3.87 10.6 4.00 17.3 4.28 6.6 4.48 10.9
Other operating costs 8.77 24.0 3.49 15.1 11.63 18.0 3.89 9.5
Average cost per MNH Service: 36.45 23.05 64.65 40.97
  1. *1US$ = PKR 86.02 (average rate for Year 2011).