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Table 1 In-depth interview guide to explore the quality of inpatient care for small and sick newborns in Pakistan

From: Quality of inpatient care of small and sick newborns in Pakistan: perceptions of key stakeholders

S. # Questions with probes
1 What are your views on the status of child health (particularly facility based care for small and sick newborns) in Pakistan?
▪ Progress made so far
▪ Urban vs. rural settings
▪ Quality of care aspects
2 Based on your experience, how do you perceive the quality of care for small and sick newborns at inpatient care units of your hospital?
▪ Availability of standards/ guidelines
▪ Infrastructure support
▪ Care practices for sick newborn
▪ Monitoring and supervision of staff
▪ Any other (if any)
3 Please comment on the availability of trained staff for small and sick newborn care at inpatient care units of your hospital.
▪ Adequate or inadequate availability of specialist cadres
▪ Availability of trained staff
▪ Capacity building needs
▪ Staff turnover
▪ Any other (if any)
4 Comment on the existing referral system for referring sick newborns from your facility to the next level.
▪ Issues experiences/ observed
▪ Areas needing improvement/recommendations
▪ Any other
5 Overall, which factors do you consider that act as a barrier in provision of quality care to small and sick newborns at the health facility level?
▪ Organizational support
▪ Inadequacies in the infrastructure
▪ Monitoring and supervision practices
▪ Staff availability and required competencies
▪ Neonatal case management
▪ Any other
6 What factors do you consider having a potential to improve/support the quality care to small and sick newborns at the health facility level?
▪ Any initiatives (if any) taken at the hospital level
▪ Any initiatives (if any) at the district health department
▪ Any initiatives (if any) at the provincial health department
▪ Any other
  1. This table presents the interview guide with questions and probes that were referred during interviews with the study participants