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Table 2 Obstetric care quality score and distribution of EmOC facilities by score categories

From: Impact of results-based financing on effective obstetric care coverage: evidence from a quasi-experimental study in Malawi

Measured quality scores Study arm Baseline Midterm Endline
Total composite score, mean (SD) Intervention 0.55 (0.12) 0.63 (0.12) 0.65 (0.13)
Control 0.56 (0.18) 0.60 (0.11) 0.53 (0.13)
Facilities with a score of 0.5 or higher, n (%) Intervention 10 (58.8) 14 (77.8) 18 (78.3)
Control 5 (55.6) 9 (75.0) 6 (66.7)
Facilities with a score of 0.6 or higher, n (%) Intervention 3 (17.7) 7 (38.9) 13 (56.5)
Control 3 (33.3) 4 (33.3) 1 (11.1)
Facilities with a score of 0.7 or higher, n (%)1. Intervention 0 (0.0) 3 (16.7) 3 (13.0)
Control 1 (11.1) 1 (8.3) 1 (11.1)
Facilities with a score of 0.8 or higher, n (%) Intervention 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Control 1 (11.1) 0 (0.0) 1 (11.1)
  1. SD = standard deviation, 95-CI = 95%-confidence interval, n = total number, % = percentage