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Table 1 Reasons ART patients stated for utilizing QECH for last illness episode

From: Which health care facilities do adult malawian antiretroviral therapy patients utilize during intercurrent illness? a cross sectional study

Reasons for utilizing own clinic1 N %2 Reasons for not utilizing own clinic1 N %3
Good quality of care 88 75.2 Poor quality of care 13 15.3
Short distance 22 18.8 Long distance 56 65.9
Good attitude of staff 5 4.3 Poor attitude of staff 1 1.2
Referral 4 3.4 Long waiting time 13 15.3
Cost 2 1.7 Cost 1 1.2
Acceptable waiting time 1 0.9 Privacy 0 0
Privacy 1 0.9 Other 25 29.4
  1. 1. Patients could give more than 1 reason. 2. Denominator is number of patients who utilized QECH during last illness episode (n = 117). 3. Denominator is number of patients who did not utilize QECH during last illness episode (n = 85).
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