The use of routine case record data to evaluate quality of inpatient hospital care for newborns and children in Kenya

Authored by: D. N. Gathara
Thesis Universiteit van Amsterdam
Promotor(s): M. Boele van Hensbroek, M. English
Date of thesis defense: 07/10/2015

Quality of care assessment is one of the ways of evaluating what the health system is providing and can allow monitoring and evaluation exercises to track progress and identify gaps. Such monitoring however depends on an ability to measurequality with the availability of high quality data being central to these assessments. In low-resource settings routine health or hospital information system data are very limited, often of poor quality, and are typically summarized (e.g. total cases per ward) before being entered into the national health information system database. Read more