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Table 2 Outcomes of assessed variables of outpatient facilities, June 2018–September 2019, Zhytomyr oblast, Ukraine

From: Preparedness of outpatient health facilities for ambulatory treatment with all-oral short DR-TB treatment regimens in Zhytomyr, Ukraine: a cross-sectional study

Variables collected All facilities Type of facility
   TB-units Health posts Ambulatories Family doctors Polyclinic
  (n = 67) (n = 24) (n = 27) (n = 13) (n = 2) (n = 1)
Access
 DOT services available (n, %) 67 (100%) 24 (100%) 27 (100%) 13 (100%) 2 (100%) 1 (100%)
 Weekday working hours (median, IQR) (n = 65) 8 (7–9) 8 (7–8) 8 (7–9) 8 (7–9) 7, 9 6
 Open after 5 pm (n = 65) (n, %) 10 (15%) 4 (17%) 3 (12%) 2 (15%) 1 (50%) 0
 Open seven days per week (n, %) 7 (10%) 0 2 (7%) 4 (31%) 0 1 (100%)
 Distance in kilometres from TB-unit (n = 34) 15 (10–20) na 15 (8–20) 19 (11–24) 6, 10
 Public transport available to reach TB-unit (n = 39) (n, %) 37 (95%) na 22 (96%) 13 (100%) 2 (100%)
Clinical human resources
  ≥ 1 doctor available (n, %) 44 (66%) 23 (96%) 7 (26%) 12 (92%) 2 (100%) 0
  ≥ 1 nurse practitioner available (n, %) 24 (36%) 0 17 (63%) 6 (46%) 1 (50%) 0
  ≥ 1 nurse available (n, %) 61 (91%) 24 (100%) 21 (78%) 13 (100%) 2 (100%) 1 (100%)
 Total number available per facility (median, IQR) 3 (2–5) 3 (2–5) 2 (1–2) 6 (4–10) 3, 5 3
  ≥ 1 staff with ≥ TB-training in last 2 years (n = 55) (n, %) 32 (58%) 21 (91%) 6 (33%) 5 (42%) 0
Presence of medicines and related amenities (n, %)
 TB-medicines 67 (100%) 24 (100%) 27 (100%) 13 (100%) 2 (100%) 1 (100%)
 Ancillary medicines (n = 61) 22 (36%) 5 (21%) 12 (55%) 5 (42%) 0 0
  Of which provided by MSF (n = 22) 17 (77%) 5 (100%) 10 (83%) 2 (40%) na na
  Antiretroviral medicines 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Storage space 67 (100%) 24 (100%) 27 (100%) 13 (100%) 2 (100%) 1 (100%)
  Regular supply system (n = 62) 62 (100%) 24 (100%) 23 (100%) 13 (100%) 2 (100%)
  Drinking water (n = 64) 40 (63%) 10 (42%) 18 (72%) 11 (85%) 1 (50%)
Presence of infection control measures (n, %)
 Functional ultra-violet light (n = 58) 44 (76%) 22 (92%) 10 (45%) 11 (92%) 2 (100%)
  ≥ 1 respirator (n = 58) 26 (45%) 20 (83%) 3 (15%) 2 (16%) 1 (50%)
  1. ─ indicates missing data, na = not applicable for this type of facility
  2. DOT directly observed treatment, HIV human immunodeficiency virus, IQR interquartile range, MSF Médecins Sans Frontières, TB tuberculosis
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