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Table 4 Availability of equipment and medicines at the health facilities. A comparison of the availability of key equipment and medicines at the different levels of the health care system

From: The state of emergency medical services and acute health facility care in Uganda: findings from a National Cross-Sectional Survey

  Level of health facility
(9) Referral Hospital
n (%)
(27) District Hospital
n (%)
(68) Health Centers
n (%)
Triage components at the facilities
 Triage station 9 (100.0) 26 (96.3) 67 (98.5)
 Formal triage protocols 8 (88.9) 18 (66.7) 40 (58.8)
 Designated triage personnel 8 (88.9) 20 (74.1) 50 (73.5)
 Time targets for certain triage designation 4 (44.4) 10 (37.0) 8 (11.8)
 Compliance tracking for triage time target 3 (33.3) 5 (18.5) 2 (2.9)
Equipment and supplies for managing circulation in the emergency unit
 Different size cannulas 9 (100.0) 27 (100.0) 60 (88.2)
 Crystalloids 8 (88.9) 27 (100.0) 64 (94.1)
 Dextrose 9 (100.0) 27 (100.0) 63 (92.6)
 Central venous catheters 0 (0.0) 2 (7.4) 1 (1.5)
 Fluid administration set 9 (100.0) 27 (100.0) 66 (97.1)
 Blood administration set 7 (77.8) 19 (70.4) 13 (19.1)
Equipment for managing breathing in the emergency unit
 Different size cannulas 6 (66.7) 20 (74.1) 28 (41.2)