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Table 6 Health Information System for perinatal care: domains and indicators

From: A health system framework for perinatal care in South African district hospitals: a Delphi technique

Domains Indicators
Processing of data 1. Use of admissions and discharge register in compiling midnight statistics
 2. Use of birth register in compiling midnight statistics
 3. Operational manager and health care professionals in labour wards interrogate (check accuracy, analyze and interpret) perinatal data before it is sent to the Facility Information Officer (FIO) for capturing
 4. Midnight statistics sent to the FIO for capturing daily
 5. Monitoring and evaluation manager interrogates (checks accuracy, analyses and interprets) perinatal data before it is captured in the District Health Information System (DHIS)
 6. Operational manager of labour ward participates in monthly district hospital information meeting
 7. Operational manager of labour ward adheres to data submission timelines
Use of data 1. Health care professionals and operational managers in labour wards analyse data specifically for hospital use, not only for reporting
 2. Operational manager in labour ward uses data to make decisions regarding routine operation of wards