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Table 4 Current reported referral linkages for maternal health 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
EMOC
44 @ 2.6 km
70% to Public @ 2.7 km (100% evn) 68% to Public @ 1.8 km (100% evn) 0.0076**
16% to NGO @ 2.1 km (86% evn) 73% to NGO @ 1.4 km (100% evn) 0.0076**
14% to Pvt. @ 2.4 km (100% evn) 82% to Pvt. @ 1.2 km (100% evn) 0.0568
NVD
54 @ 2.8 km
61% to Public @ 2.9 km (100% evn) 71% to Public @ 1.9 km (100% evn) 0.0012**
32% to NGO @ 2.6 km (76% evn) 91% to NGO @ 0.9 km (88% evn) 0.0000**
7% to Pvt. @ 2.4 km (100% evn) 98% to Pvt. @ 0.8 km (100% evn) 0.1311
C-Section
53 @ 2.4 km
64% to Public @ 2.5 km (100% evn) 72% to Public @ 1.7 km (100% evn) 0.0082**
21% to NGO @ 2.7 km (73% evn) 72% to NGO @ 1.4 km (71% evn) 0.0052**
15% to Pvt. @ 1.4 km (100% evn) 94% to Pvt. @ 0.6 km (100% evn) 0.0431**
  1. 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