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Table 1 Key characteristics of 80 Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities, five countries (2016–2017)

From: The burden of recording and reporting health data in primary health care facilities in five low- and lower-middle income countries

   Cambodia Ghana Mozambique Nigeria Tanzania
Number Health facilities visited 16 16 16 16 16
Location Urban 0 0 8 3 4
Peri-urban 2 1 0 0  
Rural 14 15 8 13 12
Type Health Centre 16 5 15 12 4
Health Post/ CHPS/ Health Dispensary 0 10 1 3 12
Maternal/Child Health Clinic 0 1 0 1 0
Outpatient care only No 2 3 5 3 4
Yes 14 13 11 13 12
Number of health staff Clinician / nurse / midwife/ AMO / CO 6 2 12 1 4
CHW/CHN/CHEW 0 3 1 4 0
Workload Patient load per month 1860 1041 8728 429 837
Patient load per day 85 47 397 20 38
Patient load per day per health staff 14 24 33 10 10
  1. CHPS Community-Based Health Planning and Services, AMO Assistant Medical Officer, CO Clinical Officer, CHW Community Health Worker, CHN Community Health Nurse, CHEW Community Health Extension Worker