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Table 3 Health facility assessment on available resources for diagnose and manage PE/E

From: Feasibility of task-sharing with community health workers for the identification, emergency management and referral of women with pre-eclampsia, in Mozambique

Type of facility surveyed Primary Secondary Tertiary Quaternary Total
N % N % N % N % N %
Total 46   7   2   1   56  
Equipment for PE/E diagnose
 Digital sphygmomanometer 30 65% 2 29% 0 0% 0 0% 32 57%
 Manual sphygmomanometer 16 35% 6 86% 2 100% 1 100% 25 45%
 Pulse oximeter 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 1 100% 1 2%
Basic diagnostic test
 Dipstick proteinuria 0 0% 2 29% 2 100% 1 100% 5 9%
Medications for PE/E
 Methyldopa PO 35 76% 6 86% 2 100% 1 100% 44 79%
 MgSO4 38 83% 7 100% 2 100% 1 100% 48 86%
Referral transportation
 Has a functional ambulance or other vehicle for emergency 2 4% 7 100% 2 100% 1 100% 12 21%
 Has transportation for patients referred to another facility 43 93% 7 100% 2 100% 1 100% 53 95%
 Has access to an ambulance or other vehicle for emergency transportation to another facility or that operates from another facility 44 96% 7 100% 2 100% 1 100% 54 96%
Health professionals, median (IQR)
 Obstetricians 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0) 5 (1–5) N/A N/A 5 (1–5)
 Nurse 1 (1–2) 5 (5–8) 24 (17–30) N/A N/A 5 (1–4)