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Table 1 Stepped wedge implementation of the intervention in participating hospitals

From: Impact of systematic early tuberculosis detection using Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra in children with severe pneumonia in high tuberculosis burden countries (TB-Speed pneumonia): a stepped wedge cluster randomized trial

TB incidence rate Hospital number Period (5-week intervals)
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
High 01 CT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT
Very high 02 CT CT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT
High 03 CT CT CT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT
Very high 04 CT CT CT CT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT
High 05 CT CT CT CT CT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT
Very high 06 CT CT CT CT CT CT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT
High 07 CT CT CT CT CT CT CT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT
Very high 08 CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT
High 09 CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT INT INT INT INT INT INT INT
Very high 10 CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT INT INT INT INT INT INT
High 11 CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT INT INT INT INT INT
Very high 12 CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT INT INT INT INT
High 13 CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT INT INT INT
Very high 14 CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT INT INT
High 15 CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT INT
  1. CT control (WHO recommended standard of care for children with severe pneumonia), INT TB-Speed intervention (systematic early detection of tuberculosis in addition to the WHO recommended standard of care for children with severe pneumonia)