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Table 1 Health Facility Services and Signal Function Performance

From: Signal functions for emergency obstetric care as an intervention for reducing maternal mortality: a survey of public and private health facilities in Lusaka District, Zambia

  Private Health Facility Frequency (%) Public Health Facility Frequency (%) Overall (%)
  (n = 9) (n = 26) (n = 35)
Obstetric and Newborn Services
 Antenatal care 9(100) 26(100) 35(100)
 Staffed 24 h/day, 7 days/week 9(100) 13(50) 22(63)
 Delivery and newborn care 24 h/day, 7 days/week 9(100) 13(50) 22(63)
Signal Functions in 3 Months
 Parenteral Antibiotics 5(55) 8(31) 13(37)
 Parenteral Anticonvulsants 4(44) 10(38) 14(40)
 Parenteral Uterotonics 9(100) 11(42) 20(57)
 Manual Removal of Placenta 4(44) 11(42) 15(43)
 Newborn Resuscitation 8(88) 12(46) 20(57)
 Removal of Retained Products 6(67) 9(35) 15(43)
 Assisted Vaginal Delivery 8(88) 8(31) 16(46)
 Cesarean Section 8(88) 3(12) 11(31)
 Blood Transfusion 7(78) 3(12) 10(29)