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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



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