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Table 1 Characteristics of hospitals

From: Building a research registry for studying birth complications and outcomes in six Palestinian governmental hospitals

Region West Bank Gaza
Hospital Rafidia PMCb Hebron Shifa Hilal Aqsa
Location Nablus Ramallah Hebron Gaza city Rafah Deir AlBalah
No bedsa 200 231 275 1022 20 280
No maternity beds 43 32 40 80 20 34
Annual births (2014)a 6166 4790 6798 12,500 5800 7500
Cesarean section (rate)a (2014) 1724 (28%) 1441 (30.1%) 967 (14.2%) 2000 (16%) 870 (15%) 1020 (13.6%)
No OB/GYN consultants 3 5 8 35 5 16
No residents 17 12 7 42 8 10
No midwivesc 28 13 21 34 12 20
No nursesc 0 0 0 26 10 16
Antenatal care Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Operating room Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
NICU Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ICU Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Teaching hospital Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  1. aAnnual report, hospital statistics, OBGYN and midwifery heads in hospitals
  2. bPMC: Palestine Medical Complex
  3. cThese are number of midwives and nurses in the labour and delivery ward