Table 2

Attainment of standards in the first and second audits

Standards

Initial audit

(n = 60)

Re-audit

(n = 62)

OR (95% CI)

p-value


All referred patients come with a referral form filled by the referring facility

58/60 (96.7%)

62/62 (100.0%)

1.03 (0.61–1.77)

0.848

Ambulances are available at all times to transport referred patients

60/60 (100.0%)

62/62 (100.0%)

1.00 (0.59–1.70)

1.000

Health centre staff inform the district hospital through the short-wave radio when a patient is referred

60/60 (100.0%)

62/62 (100.0%)

1.00 (0.59–1.70)

1.000

Health centre staff receive feedback on all patients referred

1/60 (1.7%)

57/62 (91.9%)

55.16 (10.08–1138.11)

<0.001

All patients are adequately resuscitated before referral

20/60 (33.3%)

55/62 (88.7%)

2.66 (1.43–5.01)

0.001

A delay of less than 2 hours from the time an ambulance was called to when the ambulance brought the patient to the district hospital

23/55 (41.8%)

53/60 (88.3%)

2.11 (1.15–3.92)

0.014

All patients referred are attended to by a clinician within 30 minute of arrival in the district hospital

16/52 (30.8%)

50/54 (92.6%)

3.01 (1.53–6.03)

0.001


Kongnyuy et al. BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:190   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-190

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