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Table 2 Reasons for referral and reasons for not completing referral

From: Estimating the cost of referral and willingness to pay for referral to higher-level health facilities: a case series study from an integrated community case management programme in Uganda

aReason for referral Proportion (N = 197)
Fever (−ve RDT) 46.8 %
No drugs 37.4 %
Danger sign 29.6 %
Other 4.9 %
Main reason for not completing referral Proportion (N = 107)
Child improved 28.4 %
Facility closed 24.8 %
Long distance 21.1 %
Anticipated drug shortage 12.0 %
Facility not trustworthy 7.3 %
bOther 6.4 %
  1. aMultiple reasons for referral possible
  2. bOther mainly consisted of flu, eye conditions, and stomachache and skin rash