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Table 2 Themes and sub-themes

From: Reaching health facilities in situations of emergency: qualitative study capturing experiences of pregnant women in Africa’s largest megacity

Themes Sub-themes
Decision-making in emergency situations • Decision of when to leave for the hospital depends on perceived urgency and risk of travel
• Decision of where to go depends on facility proximity, perceived responsiveness and connections
• Decision on how to travel was about availability
Travel experiences of pregnant women in emergency situations • Traffic conditions, bad roads, security concerns and travel cost are real challenges for all
• Socio-economic status and support of relatives help to optimise travel experience
Reaching another facility after being referred • Referrals increase travel time and delays in service delivery
• Ambulances are not the magic bullet for referral