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Market Share of Faith-inspired Health Care Providers in Africa: Comparing Facilities and Multi-purpose Integrated Household Survey Data

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  • Olivier, Jill
  • Wodon, Quentin

This paper relies on facilities and household survey data to estimate the ‘market share’ of faith-inspired institutions (FIIs) in the provision of health care services in Africa. While estimates based on facilities data, especially for hospitals, often suggest that the market share of FIIs is at 30 percent to 40 percent, estimates from household surveys are typically at less than ten percent. A number of potential explanations for these large differences are provided. Both types of estimates suffer from limits, but observing the two types of estimates alongside one other provides a more balanced view of the market share of FIIs in health care systems as a whole than is the case for any single type of measure.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 45365.

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Date of creation: Nov 2012
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:45365
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  1. Wodon, Quentin & Cong Nguyen, Minh & Tsimpo, Clarence, 2012. "Market share of faith-inspired and private secular health care providers in Africa: comparing DHS and multi-purpose integrated surveys," MPRA Paper 45366, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Olivier, Jill & Wodon, Quentin, 2012. "Satisfaction with faith-inspired health care services in Africa: review and evidence from household surveys," MPRA Paper 45374, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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