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Table 2 Annual service volume, including PAC complications seen, by facility level and ownership (2018)

From: The health system costs of post abortion care in Tanzania

  Facility Level Ownership All facilities
Study facilities National Hospital Regional Hospital District/ Cottage Hospital Health Center/ PHCU+ Dispensary/ PHCU Public Private
(n = 1) (n = 2) (n = 4) (n = 16) (n = 17) (n = 35) (n = 5) (n = 40)
Average number of patients seen per year for any condition 459,627 246,388 44,091 20,293 10,239 44,928 11,006 40,688
Average number of PAC patients per year 211 553 304 51 29 105 36 96
Average proportion of MNH patients that are PAC patients 1.1% 2.9% 6.4% 5.7% 4.5% 5.3% 3.2% 5.0%
Average proportion of PAC patients managed as inpatients 100% 45% 16% 14% na 13% 1% 12%
If admitted, average number of nights in hospital 3.3 4.1 2.0 1.8 na 2.4 1.6 2.3
Average proportion of PAC patients with complication typea
 Incomplete abortion 56.0% 91.1% 85.3% 95.7% 90.4% 90.3% 97.3% 91.2%
 Sepsis 17.0% 37.9% 11.9% 3.7% 5.1% 8.0% 1.4% 7.2%
 Shock 11.0% 17.7% 11.5% 1.3% 4.7% 5.3% 1.4% 4.8%
 Lacerations 11.0% 5.9% 1.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.9% 0.0% 0.8%
 Perforations 5.0% 1.8% 0.3% 0.1% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.3%
Number out of 1000 PAC patients with rare complicationsc 0.00 7.00 0.00 0.60 0.00 0.62 0.00 0.59
Total PAC complications treated in last yearb
 Incomplete abortion 118.2 1025.6 1080.3 787.6 485.3 3321.9 175.1 3497.0
 Sepsis 35.9 446.2 204.0 40.5 10.7 734.8 2.5 737.3
 Shock 23.2 211.0 179.4 7.5 5.9 424.6 2.5 427.1
 Lacerations 23.2 69.3 21.3 4.4 0.0 118.3 0.0 118.3
 Perforations 10.6 20.3 6.3 1.7 0.0 38.9 0.0 38.9
Total number of women treated for any PAC complication 211 1105 1215 821 498 3670 180 3850
 Dar es Salaam 211 658 709 206 317 1973 128 2101
 Other mainland regions na 447 326 560 181 1462 52 1514
 Zanzibar na na 180 55 na 235 na 235
National level
 Total number of women treated for any PAC complication annually 6319 15,112 37,550 16,666 2167 50,109 27,705 77,814
 Total number of women requiring but not accessing PAC 9280 22,192 55,144 24,474 3182 73,586 40,686 114,272
  1. na Not applicable, MNH Maternal and newborn health, PAC postabortion care, PHCU Primary Health Care Unit, PHCU+ PHCU that offers additional services
  2. aAll facilities values are weighted based on representation of facility level categories in total sample
  3. bTotal can exceed 100% because women can have more than one complication type
  4. c Renal failure, peritonitis, heart failure, psychosis, etc.