Determinants of Utilization of NHIF Cover in Public Health Facilities by Public Health Care Workers in Makueni County
Introduction:
Robust healthcare funding systems are seen as critical for guaranteeing universal healthcare access. This implies that health services should be adequately accessible to everyone ensuring the health situation doesnt reduce the patient and their family to poverty.
Objectives:
This studys primary goal was to analyze the determinants of utilization of NHIF cover in public health facilities by public health workers in Makueni County. the study examined how the perceived quality of NHIF services
Methodology:
The study used a descriptive research design. The target population was 1183 health workers in public healthcare facilities in Makueni County. This study followed a probabilistic approach. A stratified random sampling technique was used to sample the facilities across the different levels. The study sample was 291. The data was gathered using structured questionnaires. SPSS version 25 was used to code and analyze the data
Findings:
Results:
The study found that there was a statistically significant correction between the alternative cover and utilization of NHIF cover r0.332p0.00. Perceived quality of health services and utilization r 0.306 p0.00 NHIF communication strategy and utilization r 0.289 p.00 .
Conclusion:
.The study concluded that at the significance level of 95 alternative insurance covers and perceived quality of health services were the most significant in influencing utilization of NHIF cover with significance values of .000.NHIF communication strategy was a significant determinant of the utilization of NHIF cover with a significance value of .005.NHIF scheme characteristics were an insignificant determinant of utilization of NHIF cover.
Publication Information
Author(s):
Focus County(s):
Makueni County
Programme Area(s):
Public Health & Health Research Systems
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Disease Domain(s):
UHC
Document History:
Publication Date: 19.Oct.2022
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