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Table 5 List of antenatal and delivery problems as expressed by managers of sampled facilities in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana

From: Public health facility resource availability and provider adherence to first antenatal guidelines in a low resource setting in Accra, Ghana

Antenatal service delivery challenges Health centre Polyclinic Hospital Total
N N N N (%)
• Inadequate staffs, especially midwives 1 2 2 5 (45.5)
• Inadequate operational space 1 2 2 5 (45.5)
• Lack of theatre and ambulance services 0 1 1 2 (28.2)
• High attendance rate 0 1 0 1 (9.1)
• High rate of referrals out of the facility for varied reasons 0 1 0 1 (9.1)
• Broken down equipment 0 0 1 1 (9.1)
• Lack of blood transfusion services 0 0 1 1 (9.1)
• Irregular attendance 0 0 1 1 (9.1)
• Poor inter-district and inter-facility collaboration 0 0 1 1 (9.1)
• Poor public health interventions to support facility work 0 0 1 1 (9.1)