Perceptions and attitudes of health professionals in Kenya on national health care resource allocation mechanisms: A structural equation modeling

Patrick Opiyo Owili, Yi Hsin Elsa Hsu, Jin Yuan Chern, Chiung Hsuan Megan Chiu, Bill Wang, Kuo Cherh Huang, Miriam Adoyo Muga

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Abstract

Background: Health care resource allocation is key towards attaining equity in the health system. However, health professionals' perceived impact and attitude towards health care resource allocation in Sub-Saharan Africa is unknown; furthermore, they occupy a position which makes them notice the impact of different policies in their health system. This study explored perceptions and attitudes of health professionals in Kenya on health care resource allocation mechanism. Method: We conducted a survey of a representative sample of 341 health professionals in Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital from February to April 2012, consisting of over 3000 employees. We assessed health professionals' perceived impact and attitudes on health care resource allocation mechanism in Kenya. We used structural equation modeling and applied a Confirmatory Factor Analysis using Robust Maximum Likelihood estimation procedure to test the hypothesized model. Results: We found that the allocation mechanism was negatively associated with their perceived positive impact (-1.04, p

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0127160
JournalPLoS One
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 3 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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