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Table 1 Distribution of health personnel and delivery related workload in study clusters

From: Can an mhealth clinical decision-making support system improve adherence to neonatal healthcare protocols in a low-resource setting?

Period Cluster Resource ranking Operating authority Number of doctors Number of obstetricians Number of paediatricians Number of midwives Number of deliveries
     (n) (n) (n) (n)  
Pre-trial Intervention arm        
  A High -resource Government 4 0 0 21 1636
  B Low- resource Religious 1 0 0 9 654
  Control arm        
  C High -resource Government 7 0 0 29 3569
  D Low- resource Government 2 0 0 10 671
Trial Intervention arm        
  A High -resource Government 5 0 0 23 1759
  B Low- resource Religious 2 1 0 15 735
  Control arm        
  C High -resource Government 5 0 0 34 4657
  D Low- resource Government 3 0 0 13 768
Period Cluster Resource ranking Deliveries per midwife Deliveries per doctor aWorkload Proportion of pre and post intervention deliveries
Pre-trial Intervention arm      
  A High -resource 78 409 Moderate 0.25
  B Low- resource 73 654 Moderate 0.22
  Control arm      
  C High -resource 123 510 High 0.55
  D Low- resource 67 336 Moderate 0.10
Trial Intervention arm      
  A High -resource 76 352 High 0.22
  B Low- resource 49 368 low 0.09
  Control arm      
  C High -resource 137 931 High 0.59
  D Low- resource 59 256 Moderate 0.10
  1. aEstimated by the number of deliveries per midwife; Low < 50, Moderate 50–90, High > 90. The workload in each cluster is higher than the internationally recognized value of 29.5 per midwife. The categorization of workload used here is based solely on comparison between the estimated workload among the study clusters