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Table 4 Subscriber perception about the positive attributes of capitation payment

From: Does capitation payment under national health insurance affect subscribers’ trust in their primary care provider? a cross-sectional survey of insurance subscribers in Ghana

Statement category (N=344) Answer categories
(Strongly) agree (Strongly) dis-agree Don't Know χ; P-value
  Frequency (%)  
Capitation will drive down cost 239 (69) 75 (22) 30 (9)  
 Male (n=63) 37 (59) 18 (29) 8 (12) 4.687; 0.196
 Female (n=281) 202 (72) 57 (20) 22 (8)
 Urban (n=188) 126 (67) 47 (25) 15 (8) 3.645; 0.302
 Rural (n=156) 113 (72) 28 (18) 15 (10)
Capitation will improve quality of care 203 (59) 118 (34) 23 (7)  
 Male 29 (46) 27 (43) 7 (11) 7.190; 0.066
 Female 174 (62) 91 (32) 16 (5)
 Urban 110 (59) 68 (36) 10 (5) 4.583; 0.205
 Rural 93 (60) 50 (32) 13 (8)
Capitation stops provider shopping 248 (72) 51 (15) 45 (13)  
 Male 37 (58) 15 (24) 11 (18) 7.602; 0.055
 Female 211 (75) 36 (13) 34 (12)
 Urban 131 (70) 28 (15) 29 (15) 2.077; 0.557
 Rural 117 (75) 23 (15) 16 (10)
Capitation encourages better diagnosis & treatment 278 (81) 63 (18) 3 (1)  
 Male 48 (76) 14 (22) 1 (2) 1.919; 0.589
 Female 230 (82) 49 (17) 2 (1)
 Urban 138 (73) 49 (26) 1 (1) 17.935; 0.000
 Rural 140 (90) 14 (9) 2 (1)
Capitation makes treatment easy and effective 273 (79) 67 (19) 4 (2)  
 Male 47 (75) 15 (24) 1 (1) 2.171; 0.538
 Female 226 (80) 52 (19) 3 (1)
 Urban 139 (74) 47 (25) 2 (1) 8.636; 0.035
 Rural 134 (86) 20 (13) 2 (1)
  1. Source: Authors’ household survey, 2014