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Table 1 Hospital strata and characteristics

From: Cluster randomized trial of an active, multifaceted information dissemination intervention based on The WHO Reproductive health library to change obstetric practices: methods and design issues [ISRCTN14055385]

Country Stratum Type / size Number of hospitals Mean number of deliveries (range)/ year / hospital Number of hospitals with guidelines available Number of hospitals with continued education programme present
Mexico 1 Social security / small 3 3334 (2050–4951) 3 3
  2 Social security / large 5 9886 (5964–17670) 5 5
  3 State / small 11 3112 (1307–4458) 7 8
  4 State / large 3 6428 (5019–7244) 2 2
Thailand 5 State / small 12 3249 (1500–4000) 0 0
  6 State / large 6 6688 (5200–10000) 0 0