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Table 2 Health care utilisation

From: Engaging community health workers in maternal and infant death identification in Khayelitsha, South Africa: a pilot study

EVENTS NUMBERS
  Yes No Doesn’t know
Treatment of illness b 8 6
Oral rehydration therapya 1 12 3
Intravenous fluid a 8 7 1
Blood transfusiona 0 16
Nasogastric tube a 4 11 1
Antiretroviral prophylaxisa 4 11 1
Surgery a 0 16
Childhood immunisation a 7 9
Disclosure of causes of death 8 9  
Health facility visit 15 2
Motorised transport to the facility 10 7
Problems during admission to the hospital or health facility 1 16
Problems with the way (s)he was treated (medical treatment, procedures, interpersonal attitudes, respect, dignity) a 2 14
Problems getting medications or diagnostic testsa 3 13
Any doubts whether medical care was needed in the final days before death 5 12
Traditional medicine used in the final days before death 0 17
  1. a16 respondents b14 respondents