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Table 1 Accreditation process for 49 private facilities accredited for safe abortion services in Bihar, India under Yukti Yojana

From: Expanding availability of safe abortion services through private sector accreditation: a case study of the Yukti Yojana program in Bihar, India

  Number Percent
Process characteristics   
Facility type
 Clinic 26 (53)
 Nursing home/private hospital 23 (47)
Source of information regarding accreditation programa
 Newspaper advertisement or government website 5 (10)
 Implementing NGO 46 (94)
 Other 1 (2)
Time from application to DAC inspection
 ≤ 1 month 8 (16)
 2–3 months 18 (37)
 > 3 months 23 (47)
Mean time to inspection, in months
 Mean 3.7  
 (sd) (3.46)  
Time from DAC inspection to approval
 ≤ 1 month 33 (67)
 2–3 months 9 (18)
 > 3 months 7 (14)
Mean time to inspection, in months
 Mean 1.5  
 (sd) (0.74)  
  1. NGO non-governmental organization, DAC District Accreditation Committee, SD standard deviation
  2. aPercentages may sum to more than 100 % because multiple responses were possible