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Table 3 Values attached to outcome of interest; answers provided on a 9-point Likert scale

From: Increasing access to health workers in rural and remote areas: what do stakeholders’ value and find feasible and acceptable?

Outcome Mean % with a ‘9’ rating
Workforce performance   
 Improved availability of health workers 7.5 45%
 Improved competence of health workers 7.3 37%
 Improved responsiveness of health workers to community needs 7.2 31%
 Improved productivity of health workers to do tasks more efficiently 6.8 22%
 Improved public/community recognition of rural/remote health workers 7.3 36%
 Improved cooperation (between rural and urban health workers) 7.0 31%
 Improved motivation 7.4 42%
 Improved personnel development and lifelong learning opportunities 7.4 36%
 Reduced turnover rate of health workers leaving remote/rural posts 7.3 39%
Health systems   
 Improved accessibility (coverage of interventions) 7.3 36%
 Improved quality of care 7.3 33%
 Improved productivity (of the health system) 7.1 31%
 Improved social accountability 7.0 27%
 Improved responsiveness 7.0 25%
 Improved practice environment (including supportive supervision) 7.4 34%
 Improved rural recruitment of health workers 7.3 40%
 Improved rural attractiveness to health workers 7.8 52%
 Improved workforce skills mix 7.0 26%
 Improved scope of practice 6.7 20%