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Table 1 Operational characteristics of eight STI clinics in South China

From: Integrated syphilis/HIV screening in China: a qualitative analysis

# Type STI visits per year Total personnel MD1/assistant MD/RN Certified Laboratory2 Hours CDC link Gov't support
1 Public independent clinic ~3,900 60 3/14/22 Grade 2 8 am -- 6:30 pm Yes Yes
2 Public independent clinic ~940 - 1,560 20 0/5/6 Informal 8:00 am -- 6:30 pm Yes Yes
3 Public independent clinic ~1450 30-35 2/5/5 Grade 2 9:00 am -- 6:00 pm Yes Yes
4 Public general hospital ~610 - 930 4 3/0/1 Grade 3 8:00 am -- 5:30 pm Yes Yes
5 Public general hospital ~260 - 520 2 0/2/1 Grade 3 8:00 am -- 5:30 pm No Yes
6 Public general hospital ~5720 - 8580 6 2/2/1 Grade 3 8:00 am -- 5:00 pm Yes Yes
7 Private ~1090 - 1820 35 5/6/15 Informal 24 hours No No
8 Public/private3 ~10,600 100 10/30/35 Informal 8:00 am -- 9:30 pm Refer patients to CDC ID Yes3
  1. 1 Definitions of health care providers used standard Chinese medical classifications [31].
  2. 2 China's system of laboratory specifications has three tiers -- grade 3 (highest level), grade 2 (mid level), grade 1 (lowest level).
  3. 3 This is a private clinic that operates with limited government support in direct relationship to the amount of money that the clinic pays.