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Table 5 Adjusted difference in consultation process, diagnostic accuracy and treatment knowledge across health worker cadres, compared to Medical Officers

From: Can task-shifting work at scale?: Comparing clinical knowledge of non-physician clinicians to physicians in Nigeria

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Variables Consultation Process Diagnostic Accuracy Treatment
Medical Officer [ref] [ref] [ref]
CHO −0.0584*** − 0.139* − 0.0222
(0.0223) (0.0750) (0.0426)
Nurse Officer −0.0468** − 0.0914 − 0.0258
(0.0205) (0.0721) (0.0423)
Nurse Midwife −0.0557** −0.113 − 0.0338
(0.0244) (0.0761) (0.0442)
CHEW −0.0817*** −0.183** − 0.0603
(0.0205) (0.0726) (0.0404)
JCHEW −0.0956*** −0.211*** − 0.0784*
(0.0207) (0.0723) (0.0412)
Env Hlth Off/Ass −0.110*** −0.276*** − 0.0649
(0.0243) (0.0783) (0.0451)
Comm Hlth Ass −0.0998*** −0.239*** − 0.120***
(0.0229) (0.0769) (0.0444)
Hlth Att/AuxNurse −0.0688*** −0.205*** − 0.104**
(0.0220) (0.0767) (0.0426)
Dent Off/Nur/Tch −0.115*** −0.200*** − 0.0413
(0.0239) (0.0774) (0.0495)
Gender
 Female −0.0153** −0.0160 − 0.0140
(0.00670) (0.0144) (0.0123)
Experience
 < 8 yrs. experience 0.000986 0.00270 0.00313
(0.00139) (0.00283) (0.00261)
 8+ yrs. experience −0.00185 −0.00383 −0.00288
(0.00162) (0.00321) (0.00296)
Non-essential questions
 Total non-ess Q 0.00939*** 0.0100*** 0.00300***
(0.000475) (0.00101) (0.000802)
 Total non-ess Q2 −2.65e-05*** −3.72e-05*** 1.52e-05*
(4.34e-06) (8.29e-06) (8.78e-06)
 Constant 0.112*** 0.352*** 0.132***
(0.0244) (0.0763) (0.0435)
 R-squared 0.559 0.259 0.185
 Rho 0.5157 0.5950 0.5241
 Observations 4040 4040 4040
 Number of facilities 2086 2086 2086
  1. Note: Facility-level fixed effects models. Values depict percentage point differences in knowledge of each outcome variable. Robust standard errors in parentheses *** p < 0.01, ** p < 0.05, * p < 0.1