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Table 1 Participant overview per setting

From: Point-of-care testing in India: missed opportunities to realize the true potential of point-of-care testing programs

Setting Type of participant No. of interviewed participants (interview code) Total interviews No. of FGDs (FGD code)
   Urban public Urban private Rural public Rural private   
Home Tuberculosis (TB); Diabetes Mellitus (DM); Typhoid (TP) patients 2 (TB patient #2, 4) 2 (TB patient #1, DM patient #1) 1 (TB patient #3) 2 (TB & DM patient #5, TP patient #1) 7 3 (FGD #4, 10 - DM patients, FGD #5 - TB patients)
Community Community Health Worker (CHW); Auxiliary-Nurse Midwife (ANM); Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA); Link Worker (LW); Community Health Assistant (CHA) 0 0 2 (CHW #1, 2) 0 2 5 (FGD #2 – ANM, FGD #3 – ASHA, FGD #7 – LW, FGD #8 – ANM, FGD #13 - CHA)
Clinic Specialist doctor (SP); Hospital Manager (HM); Private practitioner (PP); Medical Officer (MO) Ayush Practitoner (AP) 2 (SP #6, HM #2) 6 (PP #2, 3, 4, 11, 13, AP #1) 2 (MO #1, 2) 9 (PP #1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15) 19 1 (FGD #6 - MO)
Peripheral lab (stand-alone) Lab technician (LT); Lab Material Distributer (LMD);   4 (LT #6, 7, 8, LMD #1)   10 (LT #3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18,) 14 1 (FGD #9 -LT)
Peripheral lab (attached to clinic) Lab technician (LT); Lab Manager (LM); Lab Specialist (LSP) 1 (LT #5) 1 (LM #2) 3 (LT #2, 19, 20) 3 (LT #1, LSP #4, 5) 8  
Hospital Specialist provider (SP) 1 (SP #14) 5 (SP #8, 10, 11, 12, 13) 4 (SP #1, 2, 3, 15) 3 (SP #7, 9, 16) 13 0
  Hospital Manager (HM); Program Officer (PO); Private practitioner (PP) 0 1 (PP #5) 5 (PO #1, 2, 3, 4; HM #1) 0 6 2 (FGD #11, 12 - TB PO)
  Staff Nurse (SN) 0 0 5 (SN #1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 0 5 1 (FGD #1 -SN)
  Lab technician (LT); Lab Manager (LM) 0 3 (LT 9#, LM #1, 3) 1 (LT #16) 0 4 0
Total       78 13
  1. Legend Table 1:
  2. Home: TB tuberculosis, DM diabetes mellitus, TP typhoid patients
  3. Community: ANM auxiliary-nurse midwife, ASHA accredited social health activist, CHA community health assistant, CHW community health worker, LW link worker
  4. Clinic: AP ayush practitioner, HM hospital manager, MO medical officer, PP private practitioner, SP specialist doctor
  5. Peripheral lab: LM lab manager, LMD lab material distributer, LT lab technician, LSP lab specialist
  6. Hospital: HM hospital manager, LT lab technician, LM lab manager, PP private practitioner, PO program officer, SN staff nurse, SP specialist provider