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Table 1 Frequency table for baseline descriptives

From: A structured assessment of emergency and acute care providers in Afghanistan during the current conflict

  # (%) Respondents
Professional category
No answer 1 (0.8)
Doctor 83 (66.4)
Nurse 28 (22.4)
Resident 13 (10.4)
Total 125
Do you currently work only in emergency section
Yes 89 (71.2)
No 31 (24.8)
What percentage of your current clinical practice do you spend in the emergency section?
No answer 1 (0.8)
1–10 % 10 (8)
11–25 % 14 (11.2)
26–50 % 16 (12.8)
51–75 % 28 (22.4)
76–99 % 8 (6.4)
100 % 41 (32.8)
What type of hospital
Government non teaching 37 (29.6)
Private non teaching 12 (9.6)
Government teaching hospital 57 (45.6)
Private teaching hospital 14 (11.2)
Where do you see the greatest delay for care in emergencies?
Prehospital 79 (63.2)
Waiting room 6 (4.8)
In the emergency section waiting for room 14 (11.2)
On the medicine/surgery floors 1 (0.8)
Do you feel emergency care should be included in the BPHS/EPHS
No answer 2 (1.6)
Yes 57 (45.6)
No 53 (42.4)
Necessary equipment is immediately available for use during emergencies
Strongly agree 71 (56.8)
Agree 43 (34.4)
Neutral 1 (0.8)
Strongly disagree 1 (0.8)
Improve nurse training
No 61 (48.8)
Yes 52 (41.6)
What is average time to get to hospital in emergency
<5 min 2 (1.6)
5–30 min 23 (18.4)
31 to 60 min 46 (36.8)
61–120 min 14 (11.2)
121–180 min 11 (8.8)
>3 h 14 (11.2)
Is there a universal phone number to call to get an ambulance in your area?
Yes 104 (83.2)
No 9 (7.2)
No answer 2 (1.6)
If you called this phone number, how long on average does it take an ambulance to arrive?
<5 min 2 (1.6)
5–30 min 51 (40.8)
31 to 60 min 44 (35.2)
61–120 min 11 (8.8)
>3 h 1 (0.8)
If a family member became seriously ill at home, how would you seek medical care?
Keep comfortable treat at home 3 (2.4)
Wait for doc to arrive at home 1 (0.8)
Carry to hospital 43 (34.4)
Transport via private car or taxi 40 (32)
Call for ambulance 29 (23.2)
If a family member became seriously ill outside the home, how would you seek medical care?
Keep comfortable treat at home 2 (1.6)
Wait for doc to arrive at home 4 (3.2)
Carry to hospital 66 (52.8)
Transport via private car or taxi 28 (22.4)
Call for ambulance 14 (11.2)
There is a need for emergency med as specialty
Strongly agree 73 (58.4)
Agree 48 (38.4)
Neutral 3 (2.4)
Where do you see the greatest delay for care in emergencies?
No answer 1 (0.8)
Prehospital 79 (63.2)
Waiting room 6 (4.8)
In the emergency section waiting for room 14 (11.2)
Total 100 (80)