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Table 5 Monetary estimates of community health worker (CHW) contributions by facility type and population density for a 14-day study period and per month (all values in US$)

From: Time savings – realized and potential – and fair compensation for community health workers in Kenyan health facilities: a mixed-methods approach

  CHWs Directly shifted value Added value Total value
   Total* Per CHW* Total Per CHW Total Per CHW Projected monthly value
Facility type         
Hospital 11 $ 357 $ 32 $ 311 $ 28 $ 668 $ 61 $ 121
Health center 4 $ 80 $ 20 $ 100 $ 25 $ 180 $ 45 $ 90
Dispensary 2 $ 26 $ 13 $ 135 $ 67 $ 160 $ 80 $ 160
Population density         
Densely populated 5 $ 149 $ 30 $ 106 $ 21 $ 255 $ 51 $ 102
Mid-populated 4 $ 105 $ 26 $ 153 $ 38 $ 258 $ 64 $ 1
Sparsely populated 8 $ 210 $ 26 $ 286 $ 36 $ 496 $ 62 $ 124
Total 17 $ 463 $ 27 $ 545 $ 32 $ 1008 $ 59 $ 119
  1. *Discounted for assumed time inefficiency of a CHW completing a task compared to a clinician.