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Table 2 Aggregated performance scores on 11 assessment modules for 28 laboratories, categorized by administrative level (provincial, prefecture, and county) and laboratory sector (Public Health - PH, and Clinical - CL), in Guangxi and Guizhou Provinces, China, 2014

From: Capacity assessment of the health laboratory system in two resource-limited provinces in China

Assessment modules Average (%) Provincial (%) Prefecture (%) County (%)
All PH CL All PH CL All PH CL
Average 75.7 79.6 (13.5) 81.5 (15.3) 77.6 (17.3) 77.8 (7.6) 75.9 (5.3) 79.8 (9.9) 73.7 (14.6) 72.8 (14.8) 74.6 (15.5)
Organization & management 71.4 77.6 (12.4) 74.3 (18.6) 80.9 (8.4) 74.7 (14.5) 66.1 (5.8) 83.3 (16.1) 68.1 (18.3) 67.5 (25.2) 68.8 (8.9)
Documents 75.4 87.7 (20) 97.7 (3.2) 77.6 (27.9) 83.6 (15.3) 88.3 (9.4) 78.9 (19.9) 68.2 (27.8) 74.1 (30.5) 62.3 (25.4)
Specimen collection, handling & transport 85.3 80.4 (11.2) 77.4 (15.2) 83.4 (10.6) 89.1 (6.2) 87.1 (7.4) 91 (5.1) 84.6 (14) 87 (10.7) 82.3 (17.1)
Data & information management 81.6 75.8 (17) 71.3 (24.7) 80.3 (13.3) 82.6 (12.3) 82.2 (16.2) 83 (9.6) 82.6 (14.6) 85.1 (14.9) 80.1 (14.8)
Consumables & reagents 83.3 85.5 (12.4) 85.4 (15.2) 85.7 (15.2) 83.8 (9.6) 79.6 (7.1) 88.1 (10.8) 82.5 (15.7) 80.3 (12.2) 84.6 (19.2)
Equipment 87.6 84.5 (16.3) 75 (20.5) 94 (4.8) 90.9 (11) 89.5 (13.8) 92.3 (9.4) 86.8 (18.5) 88.6 (14.1) 84.9 (23)
Laboratory testing performance 71.3 70.7 (41.9) 87.2 (2.7) 54.3 (64.7) 68.4 (22.6) 64.9 (27.9) 71.8 (19.5) 72.9 (23.4) 73.8 (24.9) 72 (23.6)
Facilities 71.5 78.4 (22) 70.5 (34.7) 86.4 (0) 75.1 (21.1) 63.6 (24.5) 86.5 (9.7) 67.9 (18.9) 69 (19.6) 66.8 (19.6)
Human resources 79.5 88.8 (6.3) 85 (7.1) 92.5 (3.5) 80 (16.3) 68.8 (13.1) 91.3 (10.3) 76.9 (16.2) 71.9 (14.6) 81.9 (17.1)
Biorisk management 75.9 89.6 (10.9) 87.1 (14.4) 92.1 (11.2) 81.1 (18.8) 72.9 (23.2) 89.3 (10.6) 69.9 (29.9) 57.5 (32.8) 82.3 (22)
Public health functions 47.6 56 (40.7) 85.1 (11.6) 26.9 (38.1) 46.8 (31.8) 71.7 (17.7) 21.9 (19.8) 45.7 (27.8) 46.5 (26.5) 44.6 (32)
  1. Module scores are defined as strong (> = 85%), good (70–84%), weak (50–69%), and very weak (< 50%)