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Table 2 Baseline performance scores, overall and in 5 medicines management domains, by public sector facility characteristics, Uganda, 2010–2013

From: Article 1: Supervision, Performance Assessment, and Recognition Strategy (SPARS) - a multipronged intervention strategy for strengthening medicines management in Uganda: method presentation and facility performance at baseline

Characteristics Facilities % Overall Dispensing quality Prescribing quality Stock management Storage management Ordering and reporting
Median (IQR); Meana Chi-square testb Median (IQR); Mean Chi-square test Median (IQR); Mean Chi-square test Median (IQR); Mean Chi-square test Median (IQR); Mean Chi-square test Median (IQR); Mean Chi-square test
Region
 Western 40 10.5 (9.0–11.9); 10.6 <0.001 2.0 (1.6–2.5); 2.1 <0.001 1.1 (0.6–1.7); 1.3 <0.001 2.3 (2.0–2.8); 2.4 <0.001 3.0 (2.4–3.6); 2.9 <0.001 2.2 (1.3–2.5); 2.0 0.369
 Eastern 28 9.6 (7.8–11.2); 9.6   2.1 (1.6–2.7); 2.2   0.5 (0.4–1.1); 0.8   2.3 (1.8–2.7); 2.3   2.5 (1.8–3.1); 2.5   2.2 (1.3–2.5); 1.9  
 Central 20 10.6 (9.2–11.8); 10.6   2.3 (1.8–2.7); 2.3   0.5 (0.3–1.0); 0.7   2.5 (2.2–3.0); 2.5   3.0 (2.6–3.5); 3.0   2.2 (1.3–2.5); 2.1  
 Northern 13 10.7 (9.2–12.4); 10.8   2.2 (1.8–2.9); 2.3   1.0 (0.6–1.4); 1.1   2.3 (1.9–2.8); 2.3   3.0 (2.5–3.4); 3.0   2.2 (1.3–2.5); 2.0  
Ownership
 Govt 85 10.2 (8.7–11.7); 10.3 0.084 2.1 (1.6–2.5); 2.1 <0.001 0.9 (0.4–1.4); 1.0 0.839 2.3 (2.0–2.8); 2.4 0.536 2.8 (2.2–3.4); 2.8 <0.001 2.2 (1.3–2.5); 2.0 <0.001
 PNFP 15 10.6 (8.9–12.3); 10.7   2.7 (2.0–3.1); 2.6   0.8 (0.4–1.4); 1.0   2.3 (1.8–2.8); 2.2   3.3 (2.7–3.8); 3.2   1.7 (1.3–2.5); 1.7  
Level of Care
 HC2 58 10.2 (8.6–11.7); 10.3 <0.001 2.1 (1.7–2.7); 2.2 0.004 0.9 (0.4–1.6); 1.1 0.124 2.3 (2.0–2.8); 2.4 0.135 2.8 (2.1–3.3); 2.7 <0.001 2.2 (1.2–2.5); 1.9 0.272
 HC3 32 10.1 (8.7–11.5); 10.2   2.1 (1.6–2.5); 2.1   0.7 (0.4–1.2); 0.9   2.3 (1.8–2.8); 2.3   2.9 (2.3–3.5); 2.9   2.2 (1.2–2.5); 2.0  
 HC4 7 11.0 (9.7–12.4); 11.0   2.0 (1.5–2.8); 2.1   0.7 (0.4–1.1); 0.9   2.5 (2.2–3.0); 2.5   3.3 (2.7–3.7); 3.3   2.3 (1.5–3.0); 2.2  
 Hospital 3 11.6 (11.0–13.1); 11.9   2.7 (2.1–3.3); 2.8   0.7 (0.4–1.1); 0.9   2.5 (1.8–3.0); 2.5   3.7 (3.1–4.2); 3.6   2.5 (1.3–2.8); 2.2  
Baseline Assessment Year
 2010/11 60 10.1 (8.6–11.5); 10.1 0.002 2.1 (1.6–2.7); 2.1 0.860 0.7 (0.4–1.1); 0.8 <0.001 2.3 (2.0–2.8); 2.4 0.699 2.8 (2.2–3.4); 2.8 0.553 2.2 (1.3–2.5); 2.0 0.019
 2012 32 10.4 (8.8–12.0); 10.6   2.1 (1.7–2.7); 2.2   1.0 (0.6–1.7); 1.2   2.3 (2.0–2.8); 2.4   3.0 (2.3–3.5); 2.9   1.8 (1.3–2.5); 1.9  
 2013 8 11.0 (9.9–13.4); 11.5   2.1 (1.7–2.9); 2.3   1.7 (1.2–2.4); 1.8   2.3 (1.8–2.8); 2.3   2.9 (2.2–3.6); 2.9   2.5 (1.3–2.5); 2.2  
Estimated District Capacity
 High 61 10.4 (8.9–11.9); 10.6 0.009 2.1 (1.7–2.7); 2.2 0.089 0.9 (0.5–1.4); 0.8 <0.001 2.3 (2.0–2.8); 2.4 0.474 2.9 (2.3–3.5); 2.9 0.014 2.2 (1.3–2.5); 2.1 0.010
 Medium 61 9.6 (7.7–11.4); 9.7   2.1 (1.5–2.7); 2.2   0.5 (0.3–1.1); 1.1   2.3 (1.8–2.8); 2.3   2.7 (2.0–3.3); 2.7   2.0 (1.3–2.5); 1.8  
 Low 23 10.4 (8.8–11.4); 10.2   2.0 (1.6–2.5); 2.1   0.9 (0.4–1.5); 1.1   2.3 (2.0–2.8); 2.3   3.0 (2.3–3.5); 2.9   1.8 (1.3–2.5); 1.9  
 Total 100 10.3 (8.7–11.7); 10.4   2.1 (1.7–2.7); 2.2   0.9 (0.4–1.4); 1.0   2.3 (2.0–2.8); 2.4   2.9 (2.3–3.4); 2.8   2.2 (1.3–2.5); 2.0  
  1. The maximum overall score is 25; the maximum score on each domain is 5
  2. IQR interquartile ranges, PNFP Private not-for-profit facilities, Govt Government facilities
  3. amedians and means are presented to allow for easy assessment of distributions; analyses are only conducted on medians
  4. btesting equality of medians