Research Paper | Health Sciences | Uganda | Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016
Cost of Providing Health Care Services in the Private Not for Profit Health Sector in Uganda: A Case Study of Nyenga Hospital (FY 2012/2013)
Abstract: This study determined the total cost, average cost and cost recovery of providing services in Nyenga Hospital. The total cost of providing the services for the financial year 2012/2013 was 451, 484 USD with personnel cost being the highest cost driver at 220, 109 USD. The average unit cost for the laboratory test was the lowest at 4, 583 Ugx (1.8 USD), with the cost of CD4 counts and Viral loads tests excluded. As far as admissions are concerned the highest average cost was on Adult/Female and general ward at 207, 532 Ugx (83 USD) and the lowest admission average unit cost was in paediatric ward at 87, 626 Ugx (35.1 USD). The average unit cost of the HIV clinic was 251, 083 Ugx (100.4 USD), this was the annual cost of managing a client per year without ARVs. In terms of cost recovery there were only surpluses in the OPD visits, minor operations and caesarean sections. (Bank of Uganda exchange rate was 1 dollar 2, 500 Uganda shillings).
Keywords: Total Cost, Step down Costing, Average Cost, Cost recovery, Allocation statistic
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016,
Pages: 1333 - 1338
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J. C. Okiria, R. Kamara, "Cost of Providing Health Care Services in the Private Not for Profit Health Sector in Uganda: A Case Study of Nyenga Hospital (FY 2012/2013)", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=NOV163618, Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016, 1333 - 1338, #ijsrnet
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