Table 2

Barriers to and facilitators of intervention delivery

IssueBarriers or facilitators
Evacuation and referral to health facilities
  • Capacity to manage and stabilise trauma cases at the front line/site of injury

  • Distance to health facilities

  • Availability of transportation

  • Condition of roads and safety of routes

  • Safety and security of health facilities

Expertise
  • Availability of skilled or specialised personnel for management of trauma cases

  • Collaboration between domestic and international personnel; between military and humanitarian personnel

Supplies
  • Availability of appropriate medical supplies

  • Availability of surgical equipment

Follow-up
  • Capacity for post-treatment follow-up of patients