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Table 2 Characteristics of institutions included in the study

From: The effect of concentrating obstetrics services in fewer hospitals on patient access: a simulation

  All hospitals providing obstetrics services (n = 1075) Obstetrics hospital type P value
General perinatal medical centers (n = 95) Regional perinatal medical centers (n = 279) Other obstetrics hospitals (n = 701)
Total hospital bedsa (SD) 380.5 (252.2) 738.6 (276.9) 518.3 (212.8) 277.0 (183.4) <0.001
Obstetricians, number (SD) 5.5 (4.6) 12.3 (6.9) 7.0 (4.7) 4.0 (2.7) <0.001
Midwives, number (SD) 15.3 (11.8) 31.5 (15.4) 20.0 (12.0) 11.3 (7.9) <0.001
Deliveries per month, number (SD) 44.1 (39.3) 75.7 (59.8) 50.5 (38.7) 37.3 (32.8) <0.001
Cesarean sections per month, number (SD) 11.3 (11.0) 26.2 (18.2) 14.5 (10.8) 7.7 (6.4) <0.001
  1. Data are presented as the mean (standard deviation, SD)
  2. aTotal number of hospital beds including non-obstetrics beds