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Table 1 Characteristics of the health facilities

From: Can smartphones and tablets improve the management of childhood illness in Tanzania? A qualitative study from a primary health care worker’s perspective

Characteristic Buguruni Vingunguti Mbagala Kizuiani Sinza** Tandale
Maximun no of HWs 13 13 14 13 13 14
Number of smartphones 4 N/A 5 N/A N/A 3
Number of smartphones 4 N/A 5 N/A N/A 3
Number of tablets N/A 2 N/A 3 3 N/A
Maximum no of HWs in the morning shift at OPD 4 2-3 4-5 4 5 3
Daily attendance of patients* 200-250 120-150 400 150-200 500 300-500
Daily attendance of children <5 years* 50-60 40-50 70-100 60 160 100-150
  1. Legend: OPD = Out Patient Department, N/A = Not Applicable.
  2. *Numbers were provided by health facility in-charges in 2010.
  3. **Was upgraded to a hospital in 2013.
  4. HW = Health worker.