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Table 3 Themes and sub-themes

From: Perceptions of health professionals regarding minimally invasive tissue sampling (MITS) to identify the cause of death in stillbirths and neonates: results from a qualitative study

Theme Sub-theme
Acceptability of MITS Uptake of MITS
Only necessary if investigations and diagnosis is inconclusive
Readiness of healthcare providers for performing the MITS procedure
Logistical issues influencing acceptability of MITS procedure
Perceived benefits of MITS procedure Greater diagnostic accuracy
Identifying less common causes
Facilitators for the implementation of MITS Building trust
Window of opportunity
Effective counseling is the key
Accelerate turnaround times
Health system requirements for implementing MITS procedure Acceptance and governance
Equipped healthcare facilities
Skills and training
Cost implications