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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the participating health centres

From: Opening the ‘black box’ of collaborative improvement: a qualitative evaluation of a pilot intervention to improve quality of malaria surveillance data in public health centres in Uganda

Name Number of buildings Number of rooms Number of staff members currently stationed at health centre Number of vacant staff positions Services offered Shift system in place? Village health team members
HC II a 1 4 4 3 Out-patient department, antenatal, family planning, immunization No 1
HC II b 1 4 4 3 Out-patient department, antenatal, family planning, immunization No 10
HC III a 2 12 18 0 Out-patient department, antenatal, family planning, immunization, laboratory, anti-retroviral treatment, limited in-patient department Yes 6
HC III b 2 16 16 2 Out-patient department, antenatal, family planning, immunization, laboratory, anti-retroviral treatment, limited in-patient department Yes 5
HC IV 4 35* 36 13 Out-patient department, antenatal, family planning, immunization, laboratory, HIV testing & counselling, in-patient department Yes 12
  1. In HC II a, there were originally 3 active VHTs, however 2 were dismissed, leaving only 1 VHT
  2. In HC III a, the following rooms are available: antiretroviral clinic = 2 rooms plus a waiting area, outpatient department = 4, maternity = 5, with one room being used as a staff house
  3. * In HCIV, the following rooms are available: antiretroviral clinic = 9, outpatient department = 6, maternity = 8, in-patient = 7; operating theatre = 5