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Table 4 Benchmarks according to Safe Abortion Care (SAC) criteria proposed by Healy and colleagues [8]

From: Signal functions for measuring the ability of health facilities to provide abortion services: an illustrative analysis using a health facility census in Zambia

Benchmark Facilities needed given population of Zambia in 2005 was 11,377,000 [43] Numbers of SAC facilities availablea Percent available of SAC needed
1+ comprehensive facilities per 500,000 population 23 19 83 %
4 basic facilities per 500,000 population 91 32 34 %
5 total facilities per 500,000 population 114 51 45 %
  1. aAccording to Table 1 criteria