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Table 2 Characteristics of included providers per data collection method at each facility

From: Challenges with implementing malaria rapid diagnostic tests at primary care facilities in a Ghanaian district: a qualitative study

Study facility Facility type Data collection method(s)
(number held, if applicable)
Participating provider cadre(s)
(number per data collection method)
Total number of participating providers per included study facility
HF 1 Maternity home
Private
Community level
Non-participant observation
2 h × 5 days = 10 h
Nurse mid-wife (1)
Healthcare assistants (2)
4
Informal interviews (3) Nurse mid-wife (1)
Healthcare assistants (2)
Focus group discussion (1) Nurse mid-wife (1)
Healthcare assistants (2)
Nurse (1)
HF 2 Clinic
Private
Sub-district level
Non-participant observation
3 h × 5 days = 15 h
Medical officer (1)
Biostatistician/records officer/testing officer (2)
3
Informal interview (2) Medical officer (1)
Biostatistician/records officer/testing officer (2)
In-depth, semi-structured interview (1) Medical doctor (1)
HF 3 Hospital
Private
District level
Non-participant observation
8 h × 5 days = 40 h
Medical officer (1)
Nurses (7)
Nurse/midwife (1)
Laboratory personnel (3)
12
Informal interviews (5) Medical doctor (1)
Nurse (1)
Lab persons (1)
In-depth, semi-structured interview (1) Health facility administrator
HF 4 Health center (small)
Government
Community level
Non-participant observation
3 h × 5 days = 15 h
Physician assistant (1)
Laboratory personnel (2)
Nurses (2)
Health care assistants (1)
6
Informal interviews (3) Physician assistant (1)
Laboratory personnel (2)
In-depth, semi-structured interview (2) Physician assistant (2)
HF 5 Health center (large)
Government
Sub-district level
Non-participant observation
3 h × 5 days = 15 h
Physician Assistant (2)
Laboratory Personnel (2)
Health extension worker (2)
11
Informal interviews (3) Physician assistant (1)
Laboratory personnel (2)
In-depth, semi-structured interview (4) Physician assistant (1)
Nurse (prescriber) (2)
Focus group discussion (1) Physician assistant (2)
Enrolled nurse superintendent (1)
Nurse/midwife (1)
Health care assistant (1)
Dispensing technician (1)
HF 6   Non-participant observation
5 h × 5 days = 25 h
Medical doctor (1)
Nurse (3)
Physician assistant (1)
Laboratory personnel (4)
14
Hospital
Government
District level
Informal interviews (5) Medical doctor (1)
Nurse manager (1)
Laboratory personnel (3)
In-depth, semi-structured interview (4) Medical doctor (1)
Nurse manager (1)
Focus group discussion (1) Nurse manager (1)
Nurses (3)
Laboratory personnel (1)
Healthcare assistant (1)
Overall total 50