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Table 4 Percentage of 6082 operations in 2015 by cadre

From: The contribution of non-physician clinicians to the provision of surgery in rural Zambia—a randomised controlled trial

Hospital Cadre (number of staff) Surgical procedures
CS Index Other***
Choma* ML(1) 23.2% 26.1% 26.7%
other(3)** 1.5% 4.9% 3.9%
MD (12) 75.3% 69.0% 69.3%
Kalene ML (1) 39.0% 60.8% 23.1%
other(3) 0.5% 0.0% 15.8%
MD(5) 60.5% 39.2% 61.1%
St. Margaret ML (1) 65.2% 88.9% 63.0%
other(3) 11.6% 0.0% 27.2%
MD (2) 23.2% 11.1% 9.9%
Maamba ML (2) 40.1% 37.1% 43.5%
Other (3) 0.8% 0.7% 18.7%
MD (7) 59.1% 62.1% 37.8%
Mtendere ML (1) 51.5% 37.5% 56.8%
MD (4) 48.5% 62.5% 43.2%
Mwinilunga ML (1) 38.7% 29.2% 31.0%
Other (3) 0.0% 1.5% 10.0%
MD (3) 61.3% 69.2% 59.0%
Serenje ML (1) 49.7% 69.2% 73.8%
Other (2) 0.0% 0.0% 10.7%
MD (2) 50.3% 30.8% 15.5%
Siavonga ML (1) 41.1% 76.2% 48.2%
MD(2) 58.9% 23.8% 51.8%
Total ML 40.6% 39.7% 38.9%
Other 1.0% 1.8% 10.9%
MD 58.4% 58.5% 50.1%
  1. *Difference not statistically significant (P = 0.155)
  2. **Other cadres: surgically active clinical officers and theatre nurses
  3. ***Other procedures: foreign body removal, debridement/sloughectomy, circumcision, other major and minor obstetric procedures (unclassified), suturing, cataract removal, other major disability preventive procedures and other major injury-related procedures