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Table 2 Supply, equipment and drug for early detection and management of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia (PE/E) available at the point of care

From: Quality of care in early detection and management of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in health facilities in Afghanistan

Available items number (%) Facility type
SHa, RHb, PHc (n = 37) High Volume DHd (5 or more deliveries per day) (n = 40) Low Volume DHd and CHCe (0–4 deliveries per day) (n = 37) BHCf, SHCg, hFHH (n = 112) p-value All public sector (n = 226) Private hospitals (n = 20)
Guidelines or national treatment protocol for emergency obstetric and newborn care 16 (43.2%) 19 (47.5%) 20 (54.1%) 47 (42.0%) 0.527 102 (45.1%) 7 (35.0%)
Functioning blood pressure apparatusi 30 (81.1%) 34 (85.0%) 35 (94.6%) 95 (84.8%) 0.303 194 (85.8%) 15 (75.0%)
Functioning stethoscope 29 (78.4%) 36 (90.0%) 35 (94.6%) 99 (88.4%) 0.702 199 (88.1%) 17(85.0%)
Functioning fetal stethoscope or fetoscope 25 (67.6%) 36 (90.0%) 34 (91.9%) 99 (88.4%) 0.094 194 (85.8%) 15 (75.0%)
Injectable oxytocin 33 (89.2%) 36 (90.0%) 36 (97.3%) 94 (83.9%) 0.637 199 (88.1%) 18 (90.0%)
Misoprostol 21 (56.8%) 21 (52.5%) 5 (13.5%) 10 (8.9%) < 0.001 57 (25.2%) 12 (60.0%)
Injectable diazepam 28 (75.7%) 29 (72.5%) 25 (67.6%) 49 (43.8%) < 0.001 131 (58.0%) 11 (55.0%)
Injectable magnesium sulfate 33 (89.2%) 36 (90.0%) 28 (75.7%) 81 (72.3%) 0.370 178 (78.8%) 18 (90.0%)
Injectable calcium gluconate 31 (83.8%) 32 (80.0%) 11 (29.7%) 39 (34.82%) < 0.001 113 (50.0%) 15 (75.0%)
  1. aSpecialty Hospital; bRegional Hospital; cProvincial Hospital; dDistrict Hospital; eComprehensive Health Center; fBasic Health Center; gSub-Health Center; hFamily Health House; iblood pressure apparatus includes any type of sphyngomanometer