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Table 1 Classification tree variables

From: Using classification tree modelling to investigate drug prescription practices at health facilities in rural Tanzania

Type Variable Levels
Health facility-related Type of health facility Hospital
  Health Centre
Dispensary
Ownership of health facility Public
  Private
Any artemether lumefantrine available in health facility today No
  Yes
Supplies to administer oral medications available No
  Yes
Availability of any scale in the health facility No
  Yes
  No stock-outs of artemether lumefantrine in previous 90 days No
   Yes
Health worker-related Mode of diagnosis Laboratory confirm
  Presumptive diagnosis
Health workers' cadre Medical Officer/ Doctor
  Medical Assistant/ Clinical Officer
  Nurse and lower level cadres
Health worker sex Male
  Female
Health worker age Continuous variable
Patient seen by health worker with medical training No
  Yes
Possession of national malaria guideline No
  Yes
Possession of national malaria wall chart No
   Yes
Patient- related Total number of diagnoses presented on a single visit Continuous variable
Age group of the patients Less than 5 yrs
  5-14 yrs
  15 yrs and above
Patient treated with artemether lumefantrine No
  Yes
Patient sex Male
  Female
Transmission season High season
   Low season
  Patient seen by health worker who trained on use of new anti-malarial No
   Yes
  Patient seen by experienced health worker No
   Yes
  Patient seen by health worker supervised within previous six months No
   Yes
  Patient seen by health worker with IMCI training No
   Yes