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Table 5 Health insurance status and types of health care providers visited

From: The association between health insurance status and utilization of health services in rural Northern Ghana: evidence from the introduction of the National Health Insurance Scheme

   Outpatient rate (per 1000) Inpatient rate (per 1000)
Provider Insured Uninsured Total Insured Uninsured Total
Population CHPS compounds (public) 44.6 5.4 30.1 1.0 0.2 0.7
Pharmacies or LCSs 14.9 38.3 23.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Public health centres 13.0 1.9 8.9 1.2 0.9 1.1
Private clinics 10.4 2.1 7.3 0.4 0.1 0.3
Public hospitals 19.3 1.8 12.8 23.4 3.0 15.9
Traditional healers 2.8 1.8 2.4 0.1 0.2 0.1
Poorest CHPS compounds (public) 56.3 6.9 33.3 0.5 0.0 0.3
Pharmacies or LCSs 12.2 35.6 23.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Public health centres 20.2 2.8 12.1 2.0 1.8 1.9
Private clinics 6.1 1.5 4.0 0.3 2.2 1.2
Public hospitals 15.0 1.9 8.9 18.1 0.0 9.7
Traditional healers 2.7 2.4 2.6 0.1 0.0 0.1
Least poor CHPS compounds (public) 20.3 1.1 17.9 1.4 0.0 1.2
Pharmacies or LCSs 18.6 26.9 19.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Public health centres 5.8 0.0 5.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
Private clinics 20.0 4.3 18.0 1.1 1.1 1.1
Public hospitals 35.0 3.2 31.0 38.3 3.2 33.8
Traditional healers 3.1 3.2 3.1 0.0 0.0 0.0