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Table 2 Distribution of instruments present by hospital category

From: Key bottlenecks to the provision of safe obstetric anaesthesia in low- income countries; a cross-sectional survey of 64 hospitals in Uganda

  Overall Regional referral hospitals General hospitals Private for profit hospitals Private Not for Profit Hospitals
N = 64 N = 13 N = 21 N = 7 N = 23
Anaesthetic machine
 Reserve oxygen cylinder 29(45.3) 8(61.5) 7(35.0) 5(83.3) 9(39.1)
 Inspired oxygen recording 14(21.9) 5(45.5) 3(15.0) 2(28.6) 4(17.4)
 Scavenging system 15(23.4) 5(41.7) 4(22.2) 1(14.3) 5(21.7)
 Breathing systems 44(68.8) 11(84.6) 10(50.0) 7(100) 16(69.6)
Operating table 61(95.3) 13(100) 18(85.7) 7(100) 23(100)
Suction machine 62(96.9) 13(100) 20(95.2) 7(100) 22(95.7)
Monitors
 Pulse oximeter 60(93.8) 13(100) 20(95.2) 7(100) 20(87.00)
 Automated BP machine 55(85.9) 12(92.3) 18(85.7) 7(100) 18(78.3)
 Manual BP machine 49(76.6) 9(69.2) 16(76.2) 3(42.9) 21(91.3)
 ECG 23(35.9) 5(38.5) 7(33.3) 5(71.4) 6(27.3)
 Temperature probe 14(21.9) 5(38.5) 2(10.0) 1(14.3) 6(26.1)
 Capnograph 11(17.2) 5(38.5) 2(9.5) 3(42.9) 1(4.6)
 Stethoscope 62(96.9) 13(100) 21(100) 7(100) 21(91.3)
 Defibrillator 14(21.9) 4(30.8) 4(19.1) 4(57.1) 2(8.7)
Airway equipment
 Laryngoscope 62(96.9) 13(100) 21(100) 6(85.7) 22(95.7)
 Face masks 63(98.4) 13(100) 21(100) 7(100) 22(95.7)
 ETT and connections 60(93.8) 13(100) 19(95.0) 6(85.7) 22(95.7)
 Artificial airways 59(92.2) 12(92.3) 18(85.7) 7(100) 22(95.7)
 Ambu bag 63(98.4) 13(100) 21(100) 7(100) 22(95.7)
 Magill’s forceps 50(78.1) 11(84.6) 17(85.0) 6(85.7) 16(69.6)
Difficult airway cart 4(6.3) 1(7.7) 1(5.0) 0 2(8.7)
Recovery room
 Recovery room present 28(43.8) 5(38.5) 3(14.3) 5(71.4) 15(65.2)
 Pulse oximeter 10(15.6) 1(20.00) 1(33.3) 4(80.0) 4(26.7)
 Automated BP machine 7(10.9) 0 0 3(75.0) 4(26.7)
 Manual BP machine 5(7.8) 0 0 2(40.0) 3(20.0)
 Temperature monitor 2(3.1) 0 0 1(20.0) 1(7.1)
 ECG 3(4.7) 0 0 2(50.0) 1(7.1)
 Continuous Pulse display 7(10.9) 0 0 3(75.0) 4(26.7)
 Stethoscope 6(9.4) 0 0 3(60.0) 3(20.0)
 Sanction machine 6(9.4) 0 0 3(60.0) 3(20.0)
 Peripheral nerve stimulators 1(1.7) 1(7.7) 0 0 0
 Oxygen supply 9(14.1) 1(20.00) 0 4(80.0) 4(26.7)