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Table 2 Availability of guidelines and medicines for prevention and management of PPH at the point of care

From: Quality of care in prevention, detection and management of postpartum hemorrhage in hospitals in Afghanistan: an observational assessment

Items available in the delivery room (%)Facility Type
District Hospitals n = 40Provincial, Regional & Specialty Hospitals n = 37p-valuePrivate Hospitals, n = 10
Guidelines for emergency obstetric and newborn care19 (47.5%)16 (43.2%)0.3695 (50.0%)
Intravenous solutions: Ringers lactate, D5%NS, or NS infusion35 (87.5%)34 (91.9%)0.3769 (90.0%)
Injectable oxytocin36 (90.0%)33 (89.2%)0.26110 (100.0%)
Misoprostol21 (52.5%)21 (56.8%)0.79910 (100.0%)
Injectable ergometrine/methergine24 (60.0%)24 (64.9%)0.4578 (80.0%)