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Information for decision making from imperfect national data: tracking major changes in health care use in Kenya using geostatistics

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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...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1741-7015-5-37

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Institution:
University of Southampton
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School of Geography
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Institution:
"Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya"
Department:
Malaria Public Health & Epidemiology Group,Centre for Geographic Medicine
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"Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya", "London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine"
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Consortium for Research on Equitable Health Systems (CREHS)
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Institution:
"Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya"
Department:
Malaria Public Health & Epidemiology Group,Centre for Geographic Medicine
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Institution:
"University of Oxford", "Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya"
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Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group
Department:
Malaria Public Health & Epidemiology Group,Centre for Geographic Medicine
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Hay, S
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Snow, R
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Medicine Journal website
Volume:
5
Article number:
37
Publication date:
2007-12-01
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1741-7015
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English
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Deposit date:
2008-10-07

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