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Table 1 Characteristics of study hospitals

From: Promoting childbirth companions in South Africa: a randomised pilot study

   Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 Pair 4 Pair 5
Intervention Level of care Level 1 MOU MOU Level 2 Level 2
  Deliveries per month 180 150 200 800 500
Control Level of care Level 1 Level 1/MOU MOU Level 2 Level 2
  Deliveries per month 130 130 65 870 400
  1. MOU: midwife obstetric unit; Level 1: medical generalists and caesarean section available; Level 2: referral hospital with obstetric specialists and caesarean section available.