Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Monitoring service delivery for universal health coverage: the Service Availability and Readiness Assessment

Kathryn O’Neill, Marina Takane, Ashley Sheffel, Carla Abou-Zahr & Ties Boerma

Volume 91, Number 12, December 2013, 923-931

Table 2. Example of a service-specific readiness indicator for the Service Availability and Readiness Assessment

Domain Tracer items
Antenatal care service
Staff and guidelines Guidelines on antenatal care
Staff trained in antenatal care
Equipment Blood pressure apparatus
Diagnostics Haemoglobin test
Urine dipstick protein test
Medicines and commodities Iron tablets
Folic acid tablets
Tetanus toxoid vaccine