The purpose of this question is to learn about the different ways in which health workers earn their income. The interviewer should best record the way the respondent says he/she is usually paid. The idea is to capture the way the respondent’s pay was determined most of the time (during the last 12 months). It is likely that most persons not working in direct patient care will usually be paid by means of a salary. If the respondent is unsure, prompt by reading the response options. The categories “fee-for service” and “capitation” refer to ways health care providers may receive payment for patient consultations or services. If the respondent receives a consultation fee per patient (capitation), probe whether the payment is fixed per patient or involves a combination of payment for patient consultations as well as for the services offered.