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Table 3 Differences in perceived institutional barriers to PMTCT care at two months and two years post-transition to Option B+a

From: Healthcare worker experiences with Option B+ for prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in eSwatini: findings from a two-year follow-up study

  2 months post-transition (N = 35) 2 years post-transition (N = 35) p-value
Yes/No, Yes reported N(%) N(%)  
 Clinic runs out of supplies and medications that women need 8 (23%) 1 (3%) 0.0391
 Too many other people at the clinic 23 (66%) 12 (34%) 0.0074
 Facility is too far 16 (46%) 6 (17%) 0.0309
 Appointment system does not work 9 (26%) 0 (0) n/a
 Waiting time is too long 27 (77%) 14 (40%) 0.0002
 Attitudes of health care workers 25 (71%) 8 (23%) < 0.0001
 No evening or weekend hours 24 (69%) 15 (43%) 0.0225
 No coordination between services (services not integrated so woman has to visit too many service areas/clinics to receive care) 16 (46%) 2 (6%) 0.0013
 Clinic staff don’t spend enough time with patient 11 (31%) 2 (6%) 0.0039
 Clinic staff have too many other things to do 25 (71%) 6 (17%) < 0.0001
 Clinic staff don’t provide sufficient counseling support 9 (26%) 1 (3%) 0.0078
  1. aIncludes only healthcare workers who participated in both surveys at two-months and two-years post-transition