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Table 5 Cell scores by Base and Alternative Indices

From: Quality of maternal obstetric and neonatal care in low-income countries: development of a composite index

  Base Case Mean (CI) Alternative A Mean (CI) Alternative B Mean (CI) Alternative C Mean Alternative D Mean (CI)
Structure
 Effective .80 (.73–.87) .80 (.75–.85) .27 (.09–.45) 0 .80 (.73–.87)
 Accessible .80 (.75–.84) .73 (.69–.78) .04 (.04–.12) 0 .80 (.75–.84)
 Patient-centered .60 (.48–.70) .59 (.48–.70) .12 (.02–.25) 0 .60 (.48–.70)
 Safe .75 (.67–83) .70 (.62–.78) .19 (.03–.35) 0 .75 (.67–83)
Process
 Effective .55 (.48–.62) .51 (.45–.57) 0 0 .55 (.48–.62)
 Accessible .82 (.75–.89) .70 (.64–.75) .38 (.18–.59) 0 .82 (.75–.89)
 Patient-centered .62 (.53–.70) .44 (.38–.52) .04 (.04–.12) 0 .62 (.53–.70)
 Safe .68 (.58–.77) .63 (.54–.73) .15 (.06–.30) 0 .68 (.58–.77)
Outcome
 Effective .94 (.88–1.00) .84 (.80–.89) .88 (.75–1.02) 0 .94 (.88–1.00)
 Accessible .54 (.44–.64) .46 (.39–.54) .15 (.01–.30) 0 .54 (.44–.64)
 Patient-centered .90 (.82–.99) .88 (.81–.95) .81 (.65–.97) 0 .90 (.82–.99)
 Safe .75 (.65–.85) .68 (.60–.76) .50 (.29–.71) 0 .75 (.65–.85)
Total Scores
 Composite Total 8.74 (8.25–9.23) (range 0–12) 7.97 (7.56–8.38) (range 0–12) 3.54 (2.84–4.24) (range 0–12) 0 .043 (0.01–0.07) (range 0–1)
 Structure Total 2.94 (2.73–3.14) (range 0–4) 2.82 (2.63–3.02) (range 0–4) .62 (.31–.92) (range 0–4) 0 2.94 (2.73–3.14) (range 0–4)
 Process Total 2.67 (2.42–2.91) (range 0–4) 2.28 (2.05–2.51) (range 0–4) .58 (.27–.88) (range 0–4) 0 2.67 (2.42–2.91) (range 0–4)
 Outcome Total 3.14 (2.94–3.33) (range 0–4) 2.97 (2.72–3.01) (range 0–4) 2.35 (1.99–2.71) (range 0–4) 0 3.14 (2.94–3.33) (range 0–4)
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