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Improving imperfect data from health management information systems in Africa using space-time geostatistics

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Background: Reliable and timely information on disease-specific treatment burdens within a health system is critical for the planning and monitoring of service provision. Health management information systems (HMIS) exist to address this need at national scales across Africa but are failing to deliver adequate data because of widespread underreporting by health facilities. Faced with this inadequacy, vital public health decisions often rely on crudely adjusted regional and national estimat...

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10.1371/journal.pmed.0030271

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University of Southampton
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School of Electronics and Computer Science
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Institution:
Centre for Geographic Medicine, Kenya Medical Research Institute/ Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
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Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group
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Centre for Geographic Medicine, Kenya Medical Research Institute/ Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
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Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group
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Ministry of Health, Division of Health Management Information System, Nairobi, Kenya
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"Centre for Geographic Medicine, Kenya Medical Research Institute/ Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya ", "University of Oxford"
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Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group
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Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS Medicine Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
6
Article number:
e271
Publication date:
2006-06-01
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1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
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English
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2011-11-04

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