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Table 1 Site Characteristics

From: Improving data quality and supervision of antiretroviral therapy sites in Malawi: an application of Lot Quality Assurance Sampling

Characteristics of sites Sites included National ART program
   n = 19 n = 249
Patient burden     
  100 patients or fewer 4 21% 52 21%
  101 - 500 patients 6 32% 72 29%
  501 - 1000 patients 3 16% 39 16%
  more than 1000 patients 6 32% 86 35%
Public clinics 13 68% 199 80%
Length of time providing treatment
  3 months or less 3 16% 13 5%
  3 months to 2 years 3 16% 73 29%
  2 to 4 years 3 16% 103 41%
  more than 4 years 10 53% 60 24%
Certificate given at last supervision visit (n = 15) (n = 204)
   5 33% 98 48%
  1. Restricted to public sector sites. Originally, private and public sector sites were supervised separately. As a result, the national ART program records do not document length of time providing treatment for all private sector sites and these were excluded.