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Table 3 Largest estimated services gaps in Gwembe

From: Pilot-testing service-based planning for health care in rural Zambia

Service Estimated number of times service is required/week Estimated number of times service can be provided/week Estimated gap
Perform clinical laboratory testing service (haematology, chemistry, RDT, MP slides, etc.) 27 197 17 965 -9 232
Triage patients according to acuity of illness and need for care, and refer to appropriate care setting (primary and secondary assessment, hospital, emergency department, non-traditional care site, community) 27 197 22 457 -4 740
Order clinical diagnostic tests 27 197 25 451 -1 746
Perform a physical examination 27 197 26 948 -249
Interpret the results of history, physical exam, and lab tests, etc., leading to a diagnosis 27 197 26 948 -249