Information for decision making from imperfect national data: tracking major changes in health care use in Kenya using geostatistics
Background: Most Ministries of Health across Africa invest substantial resouces in some form of health management information system (HMIS) to coordinate the routine acquisition and compilation of monthly treatment and attendance records from health facilities nationwide. Despite the expense of these systems, poor data coverage means they are rarely, if ever, used to generate reliable evidence for decision makers. One critical weakness across Africa is the current lack of capacity to effectiv...Expand abstract
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Citation: Gething, P. W. et al. (2007). 'Information for decision making from imperfect national data: tracking major changes in health care use in Kenya using geostatistics', BMC Medicine, 5:37. [This article is available from: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/5/37].
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