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Table 3 Travel time comparison between different low-resource implementation strategies

From: Using a geographic information system to enhance patient access to point-of-care diagnostics in a limited-resource setting

Health access Current Rearrange Current position with 5 more Current position with 10 more Rearrange with 5 more Rearrange with 10 more
Mean (SD) travel from population to diagnosis 49.9 (25.5) 30.6 (15.3) 26.8 (13.1) 21.8 (11.3) 23.3 (12.0) 19.6 (10.6)
Decrease compared to current N/A 38.7 % 46.3 % 56.3 % 53.3 % 60.7 %
Mean (SD) travel from diagnosis to care 168.6 (37.1) 150.4 (41.4) 151.4 (39.5) 151.9 (39.9) 149.6 (37.8) 153.3 (38.1)
Decrease compared to current N/A 10.8 % 10.2 % 9.9 % 11.3 % 9.1 %
Mean (SD) travel time from population to care 218.5 (39.5) 181 (46.1) 178.2 (42.7) 173.7 (41.9) 172.8 (40.6) 172.9 (39.8)
Decrease compared to current N/A 16.7 % 18.4 % 20.5 % 20.9 % 20.9 %