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Table 3 Current reported referral linkages for emergency and critical care services in Sylhet City Corporation compared to an alternate referral scenario in which the receiving facility provides the required service but at a closer distancea

From: Modelling improved efficiency in healthcare referral systems for the urban poor using a geo-referenced health facility data: the case of Sylhet City Corporation, Bangladesh

Total # of reported referrals & their average distance Current scenario -
% of total reported referrals
received, their average distance & evening availability
Alternate scenario - % of total reported referrals that could be redirected, & their average distance p value
Heart Disease
163 @ 2.6 km
82% to Public @ 2.6 km (100% evn) 83% to Public @ 1.8 km (100% evn) 0.0000**
2% to NGO @ 3.5 km (0% evn) 0% to NGO
16% to Pvt. @ 1.6 km (100% evn) 66% to Pvt. @ 0.6 km (95% evn) 0.0000**
Stroke
72 @ 2.4 km
82% to Public @ 2.5 km (100% evn) 85% to Public @ 1.9 km (100% evn) 0.0058**
0% to NGO 0% to NGO
18% to Pvt. @ 2.2 km (100% evn) 79% to Pvt. @ 0.4 km (100% evn) 0.0009**
Major Trauma
104 @ 2.5 km
93% to Public @ 2.5 km (100% evn) 83% to Public @ 1.5 km (100% evn) 0.0000**
1% to NGO @ 1.8 km 0% to NGO
6% to Pvt. @ 1.6 km (100% evn) 90% to Pvt. @ 0.9 km (100% evn) 0.0324**
Burn Injury
139 @ 2.7 km
91% to Public @ 2.7 km (100% evn) 86% to Public @ 1.8 km (100% evn) 0.0000**
0% to NGO 0% to NGO
9% to Pvt. @ 2.1 km (100% evn) 90% to Pvt. @ 0.9 km (100% evn) 0.0002**
ICU
16 @ 2.9 km
75% to Public @ 2.9 km (100% evn) 19% to Public @ 2.2 km (100% evn) 0.2456
0% to NGO 0% to NGO
25% to Pvt. @ 3.1 km (100% evn) 100% to Pvt. @ 0.7 km (100% evn) 0.0165**
CCU
13 @ 3 km
85% to Public @ 2.9 km (100% evn) 8% to Public @ 3.7 km(100% evn)
0% to NGO 0% to NGO
15% to Pvt. @ 3.9 km (100% evn) 100% to Pvt. @ 0.7 km (100% evn) 0.1091
NICU
12 @ 3 km
83% to Public @ 2.9 km (100% evn) 0% to Public
0% to NGO 0% to NGO
17% to Pvt. @ 3.9 km (100% evn) 100% to Pvt. @ 1.3 km (100% evn) 0.1297
  1. Public = Government, Pvt. = Private, evn = evening aDistances represent the average distance amongst all referrals in each group, and percentages are calculated based on total originating referrals (column 1) **p < 0.05