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Table 3 Estimated hospital volume after intensification

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

Number of obstetrics hospitals (national estimate) 985 (1000) 788 (800) 591 (600) 405
Number of hospitals to be absorbed 90 287 484 670
% of obstetrics hospitals in 2011 (1075) 92 73 55 38
No. of births/hospital after intensification 47.7 58.8 78.3 114.3
No. of obstetricians/hospital after intensification 5.9 7.3 9.8 14.3
No. of midwives/hospital after intensification 16.4 20.5 27.3 39.9
Scenario 1
 No. of births absorbed by other hospitals 280 3317 9984 24,213
 No. of obstetricians in closed hospitals 164.6 699.7 1451.9 2420.0
 No. of midwives in closed hospitals 461.7 2196 4485.8 7346.0
Scenario 2
 No. of births absorbed by other hospitals 414 4165 12,662 24,213
 No. of obstetricians in closed hospitals 174.7 774.4 1644.1 2420.0
 No. of midwives in closed hospitals 475.1 2284.2 4998.3 7346.0
Scenario 3
 No. of births absorbed by other hospitals 3336 12,724 18,254 24,213
 No. of obstetricians in closed hospitals 383.0 1247.8 1825.1 2420.0
 No. of midwives in closed hospitals 1001.2 3486.3 5287.7 7346.0