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Table 1 Distribution of cases across indicators

From: Exploring sources of variability in adherence to guidelines across hospitals in low-income settings: a multi-level analysis of a cross-sectional survey of 22 hospitals

  Outcome 1 Outcome 2 Outcome 3 Outcome 4
  Prescription of quinine loading dose for malaria Dosing accuracy of crystalline penicillin for pneumonia Prescription of zinc for diarrhoea or dehydration HIV testing for all admitted patients
Total case available 433 597 271 1298
Total cases with clinician data (%) 368 (85%) 468 (78%) 206 (76%) 1036 (80%)
Hospitals (No.) 19a 22 22 22
Mean n° of cases per hospital 20 27 12 59
Range of cases per hospital 1–51 13–39 4–27 54–61
Clinicians (No.) 187 226 153 337
Proportion of clinicians with one case 27% 19% 16% 34%
Mean n° of clinicians across hospital 8.5 10 7 15
Range of clinicians across hospital 1–26 3–21 3–11 5–30
Range of cases per clinician 1–11 1–20 1–10 1–46
  1. aThree sites in non-malaria endemic areas had no cases.