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Table 1 Health professionals' judgement of the role of TCs in various parameters.

From: Major surgery delegation to mid-level health practitioners in Mozambique: health professionals' perceptions

  Number interviewed Their role is important Role more important for maternal care Provide life saving skills Alleviate competition for scarce resources Provide surgical emergency to a vast geographical area Have a key role in rural hospitals Replace the medical doctor (surgeon) Contribute to surgical care provision at 3rd and 4th level
Medical Doctors 31 27 5 3 8   5 6 5
   Provincial Managers 7 7 2   3   1   3
   District Level 12 12 1 2 4   3 3 1
   Specialists in central & prov. hosp. 9 4 1 1 1   1   1
   Specialists in Maputo City 2 2 1      1  
   Specialists at Maputo Central Hosp. 2 2       2  
MCH Nurses 18 16 7 6 3    3  
   District Level 15 13 4 6 3 4   2  
   Provincial Managers 3 3 3      1  
Chief nurses 5 4   1 1     1
Theatre room team 9 9 1 3 3 4 2   
District health directors 8 8 4 2 1 3 2   
Total 71 64 17 15 16 11 9 9 6
  1. Note: Given the multiple answers per interviewee, the total answers add more than the number of interviewees.