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Table 1 Routine data system assessment approach

From: Strengthening integrated primary health care in Sofala, Mozambique

Type of evaluation Method Periodicity
Reliability / consistency Evaluate stability (outliers, erratic data patterns) of facility-based reporting statistics over time Monthly
  Check consistency of data from facility-based paper records with data in computerized HIS and data sent to provincial and national levels Yearly (sample of 27 facilities, all districts)
Validity Compare HIS data to community survey data (DHS, MICS) Timed with community surveys