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Table 5 Optimal number of STIs that could be treated at the STI clinics.

From: Cost and efficiency of public sector sexually transmitted infection clinics in Andhra Pradesh, India

STI clinic* Doctor full-time equivalents available Number of STIs treated in fiscal year 2003–2004 Optimal number of STIs that could be treated† Percent increase if optimal number treated
  Total Male (%) Female (%)    
Medical college hospitals
MC6 1.20 1.20
(100)
0
(0)
2223 1500  
MC5 1.50 1.25
(83.3)
0.25
(16.7)
1743 1875 8
MC4 3.00 1.50
(50.0)
1.50
(50.0)
2186 3750 72
MC3 2.46 1.96
(79.7)
0.50
(20.3)
1921 3075 60
MC2 1.50 1.50
(100)
0
(0)
1078 1875 74
MC1 5.50 5.00
(90.9)
0.50
(9.1)
2784 6875 147
All MC 15.16 12.41
(81.9)
2.75
(18.1)
11935 18950 59
District headquarter hospitals
DHQ1 0.40 0.40
(100)
0
(0)
1759 500  
DHQ2 0.33 0
(0)
0.33
(100)
1320 413  
DHQ3 1.25 0.25
(20.0)
1.00
(80.0)
1012 1563 54
DHQ4 1.00 1.00
(100)
0
(0)
323 1250 287
All DHQ 2.98 1.65
(55.4)
1.33
(44.6)
4414 3725  
Area hospitals
AH2 0.20 0.20
(100)
0
(0)
582 250  
AH4 0.58 0.33
(56.9)
0.25
(43.1)
767 725  
AH3 1.00 0.70
(70.0)
0.30
(30.0)
558 1250 124
AH1 0.81 0.31
(38.5)
0.50
(61.5)
551 1016 84
All AH 2.59 1.54
(59.5)
1.05
(40.5)
2458 3241 32
Total 20.73 15.60
(75.3)
5.13
(24.7)
18807 25916 38
  1. *STI clinics arranged within each hospital type category in decreasing order of cost-efficiency, i.e. increasing order of cost per STI treated.
  2. †Based on the assumption that one full-time equivalent doctor could satisfactorily treat 1250 STIs in a year, as described in the methods section.