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 4. Mean scores for service readiness in selected facilities in six countries, according to the Service Availability and Readiness Assessment, 2008–2010

Characteristic Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Haiti
Sierra Leone
United Republic of Tanzania
Zambia
2008 2008 2008 2011 2012 2010 2008 2010
No. of facilities 542 207 210 207 106 691 326 312a
Basic amenities and equipment, % (11 itemsb) 74 67 76 64 64 70c 81 81
Standard precautions, % (6 itemsd) 74 72 67 74 81 74 84 87
Diagnostics (on site), % (8 items) 21 13 39 13 30 32 58 52
Medicines, % (13 itemse) 27 34 27 34 27 29 46 53
Overall mean 49 47 52 46 51 45 67 68

a Includes facilities from the eight districts in common with the 2008 Zambia assessment.

b Excludes sanitation facilities, room with privacy, light source.

c Emergency transport missing.

d Includes soap and running water, disinfectant, disposable needles, infectious waste and sharps disposal, guidelines.

e Diazepam not included.