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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 estimates...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
PLoS medicine
Volume:
3
Issue:
6
Pages:
e271
Publication date:
2006-06-05
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EISSN:
1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
URN:
uuid:a55598f9-ec19-4c93-9e2c-c11a6f2d4c09
Source identifiers:
40000
Local pid:
pubs:40000

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