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Table 1 Assessment of general service readiness by healthcare facility levels in a selected high-performing division (Rajshahi) and a low-performing division (Sylhet) in Bangladesh

From: General service and child immunization-specific readiness assessment of healthcare facilities in two selected divisions in Bangladesh

Variable Rajshahi (N = 61) Sylhet (N = 62)
  Pharmacy Community clinic Primary care facilities Higher care facilities Pharmacy Community clinic Primary care facilities Higher care facilities
General characteristics
 Number of facilities [n (% of total)] 12 (19.4) 12 (19.4) 15 (24.2) 22 (35.5) 12 (19.7) 13 (21.3) 15 (24.6) 22 (36.1)
 Public facilities [n (%)] 0 (0.0) 12 (100.0) 12 (80.0) 4 (18.2) 0 (0.0) 13 (100.0) 12 (80.0) 4 (18.2)
 Area [n (%)]
  Rural 6 (50.0) 12 (100.0) 13 (86.7) 10 (45.5) 6 (50.0) 13 (100.0) 13 (86.7) 11 (50.0)
  Urban 6 (50.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (13.3) 12 (54.5) 6 (50.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (13.3) 11 (50.0)
 Duration of service, in years [Mean (SD)] 4 (2.9) 13 (3.3) 28 (15.1) 16 (16.1) 9 (10.4) 10 (5.6) 28 (14.1) 20 (17.4)
Basic amenities
 Power [n (%)] 4 (33.3) 5 (41.7) 12 (80.0) 20 (90.9) 7 (58.3) 0 (0.0) 4 (26.7) 18 (81.8)
 Improved water source within 500 m of facility [n (%)] 11 (91.7) 12 (100.0) 15 (100.0) 22 (100.0) 9 (75.0) 10 (76.9) 14 (93.3) 22 (100.0)
 Room with auditory and visual privacy for patient consultations [n (%)] 1 (8.3) 9 (75.0) 11 (73.3) 22 (100.0) 4 (33.3) 12 (92.3) 12 (80.0) 21 (95.5)
 Access to adequate sanitation facilities for clients [n (%)] 1 (8.3) 12 (100.0) 15 (100.0) 22 (100.0) 3 (25.0) 12 (92.3) 15 (100.0) 22 (100.0)
 Communication equipment (phone or SW radio) [n (%)] 12 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 6 (40.0) 22 (100.0) 10 (83.3) 1 (7.7) 4 (26.7) 20 (90.9)
 Facility has access to computer [n (%)] 0 (0.0) 11 (91.7) 11 (73.3) 18 (81.8) 3 (25.0) 11 (84.6) 10 (66.7) 17 (77.3)
 Emergency transportation [n (%)] 3 (25.0) 12 (100.0) 5 (33.3) 9 (40.9) 1 (8.3) 10 (76.9) 4 (26.7) 15 (68.2)
 Domain score (Mean availability of items as percentage) [Mean (SE)] 38.1 (15.5) 72.6 (14.5) 71.4 (9.9) 87.7 (8.2) 44.0 (10.7) 61.5 (15.1) 60.0 (12.4) 87.7 (4.6)
Basic equipment
 Adult scale [n (%)] 3 (25.0) 11 (91.7) 15 (100.0) 21 (95.5) 2 (16.7) 12 (92.3) 9 (60.0) 19 (86.4)
 Child scale [n (%)] 0 (0.0) 4 (33.3) 10 (66.7) 16 (72.7) 0 (0.0) 6 (46.2) 11 (73.3) 19 (86.4)
 Thermometer [n (%)] 10 (83.3) 12 (100.0) 13 (86.7) 22 (100.0) 10 (83.3) 12 (92.3) 12 (80.0) 21 (95.5)
 Stethoscope [n (%)] 9 (75.0) 12 (100.0) 15 (100.0) 22 (100.0) 6 (50.0) 10 (76.9) 14 (93.3) 22 (100.0)
 Blood pressure apparatus [n (%)] 9 (75.0) 10 (83.3) 15 (100.0) 22 (100.0) 9 (75.0) 9 (69.2) 14 (93.3) 22 (100.0)
 Domain score (Mean availability of items as percentage) [Mean (SE)] 51.7 (16.5) 81.7 (12.5) 90.7 (6.5) 93.6 (5.3) 75.4 (8.6) 75.4 (8.6) 80.0 (6.3) 93.7 (3.1)
Standard precautions for infection prevention
 Safe final disposal of sharps [n (%)] 6 (50.0) 11 (91.7) 15 (100.0) 22 (100.0) 6 (50.0) 13 (100.0) 12 (80.0) 21 (95.5)
 Safe final disposal of infectious wastes [n (%)] 6 (50.0) 11 (91.7) 13 (86.7) 22 (100.0) 6 (50.0) 13 (100.0) 14 (93.3) 21 (95.5)
 Appropriate storage of sharps waste [n (%)] 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 5 (33.3) 21 (95.5) 0 (0.0) 2 (15.4) 7 (46.7) 20 (90.9)
 Domain score (Mean availability of items as percentage) [Mean (SE)] 33.3 (16.7) 61.1 (30.6) 73.3 (20.4) 98.5 (1.5) 33.3 (16.7) 71.8 (28.2) 73.3 (13.9) 94.0 (1.5)
Diagnostic capacity
 Hemoglobin [n (%)] 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 5 (33.3) 14 (63.6) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 6 (40.0) 11 (50.0)
 Blood glucose [n (%)] 6 (50.0) 0 (0.0) 4 (26.7) 15 (68.2) 4 (33.3) 0 (0.0) 5 (33.3) 18 (81.8)
 Malaria diagnostic capacity [n (%)] 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (20.0) 6 (27.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (6.7) 10 (45.5)
 Urine dipstick- protein, glucose [n (%)] 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 5 (33.3) 15 (68.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 6 (40.0) 10 (45.5)
 Syphilis rapid test [n (%)] 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 8 (36.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 10 (45.5)
Domain score (Mean availability of items as percentage) [Mean (SE)] 10.0 (10.0) 0.0 (0.0) 22.7 (6.2) 52.7 (8.7) 6.7 (6.7) 0.0 (0.0) 24.0 (8.6) 53.6 (7.1)
  1. N Total number of facilities, n Number of facilities in specific category, SD Standard Deviation, SE Standard error