An Assessment of the Cost and Quality of Private Health Services in Kenya

The SHOPS project was tasked to obtain accurate and reliable cost and quality data about private sector provision of health care in Kenya. SHOPS partnered with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to conduct a national health care costing study, collecting data from 238 public and private health care facilities in 17 Kenyan counties. SHOPS used the collected data for this follow-on study — the first systematic study of health care cost and quality in Kenya. SHOPS analyzed the data using the Management Accounting System for Hospitals, an Excel-based health facility costing tool, to generate outpatient and inpatient costs across different levels and types of facilities.  In addition, the study generated service-specific costs for voluntary counseling and testing, antiretroviral therapy, family planning, and maternity care services. 


Agnes Gatome-Munyua, Sayaka Koseki, Benson Chuma, Stephen Musau, and Ben Johns



December 2015
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