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Table 2 Summary of responses on awareness and understanding of captain payment system

From: Knowledge, perceptions and expectations of capitation payment system in a health insurance setting: a repeated survey of clients and health providers in Kumasi, Ghana

Variables Frequency Percentage
Heard of capitation (n = 840)   
– Yes 822 97.9
– No 18 2.1
Source of information about capitation*   
– Preferred private provider 226 26.8
– Radio station 461 54.7
– Television station 58 6.9
– Friend 78 9.2
Capitation is; (n = 802)   
– A payment mechanism in which providers in the payment system are paid in advance 63 7.9
– A pre- determined fixed rate to provide a defined set of services for each individual enrolled 84 10.5
– Both 340 42.4
– Other 227 28.2
– No idea 88 11.0
Capitation important to client? (n = 810)   
– Yes 314 38.8
– No 496 61.2
  1. (*) = multiple response.