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Table 6 Facility readiness to offer ANC/PMTCT services: mean percentage of verification criteria observed at each facility, by data collection round and study group

From: Evaluation of a quality improvement intervention to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) at Zambia defence force facilities

Facility readiness standardsa Comparison group (n=4) Intervention group (n=4)
  Baseline b Endline Baseline Endline
Procedures for ordering, receiving, and issuing drugs are available (3 criteria) 100.0 100.0 83.3 100.0
ANC drugs are properly stored and managed (9 criteria) 85.1 88.2 86.1 91.7
Pharmacists offer ARV counseling (5 criteria) 60.0 100.0 75.0 100.0
Essential drugs for pregnant women are available (31 criteria ) 88.2 87.8 74.3 91.1
Standardized procedures are used to provide essential package of integrated PMTCT services (10 criteria) 44.4 92.5 74.7 100.0
Sufficient staff are available for daily operations (3 criteria) 77.8 100.0 91.7 100.0
Job descriptions are available (1 criterion) 100.0 75.0 0 75.0
Information on morbidity and mortality is collected and used for decision-making (6 criteria) 30.0 29.2 62.5 29.2
Population-based calculations of PMTCT needs are used to set targets and assess performance (4 criteria) 100.0 68.8 68.8 93.8
Client satisfaction is assessed and analyzed (3 criteria) 33.3 16.7 41.7 50.0
Overall readiness score (75 criteria) 74.6 82.0 73.1 87.5
  1. a Missing values removed from numerator and denominator. N/A values recoded as missing.
  2. b Facility 5 is missing from baseline data.