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Table 2 Checklist criteria and findings from the eight hospitals visited for sentinel site selection

From: Application of WHO’s guideline for the selection of sentinel sites for hospital-based influenza surveillance in Indonesia

Attribute Criteria Maluku North Sulawesi East Kalimantan South Kalimantan North Sumatra Yogyakarta West Nusa Tenggara West Kalimantan
Feasibility 1. Hospital management agreeable to influenza surveillance Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
  2. Two surveillance coordinating doctors available Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  3. Surveillance nurse available to screen patients Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  4. Surveillance laboratory staff available for specimen collection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  5. Surveillance medical records staff available to report data Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  6. Refrigerator for specimen storage available Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  7. Specimen courier service available Yes Yes Yes Not sure Not sure Not sure Yes Yes
  8. Computer and internet access available Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  9. Frequent internet problems at hospital Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No
  10. Adequate power supply for refrigerator Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  11. Back up generator available Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  12. Electronic or paper record for medical record system Electronic Paper Paper Electronic Electronic Electronic Paper Electronic
  13. ICD 10 used Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Representativeness 14. District or province level hospital Province District Province District District District Province District
  15. Hospital for all age groups Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  16. Hospital for all socioeconomic level populations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 70% low income 60% low income Yes
  17. All wards can participate in surveillance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  18. General or specialty hospital General General General General General General General General
Disease burden calculation 19. Hospital patient admissions per month 1100 576 1200 1000 240 920 1100 590
  20. Patient home addresses available so that hospital catchment population can be estimated Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  21. X-ray conducted routinely for respiratory disease patients Not sure No No No Yes No No No