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Table 2 Availability of standard inpatient and outpatient registers in health facilities, Sierra Leone, 2016–2018

From: Institutionalized data quality assessments: a critical pathway to improving the accuracy of integrated disease surveillance data in Sierra Leone

Type of register Recommended use/Description No. of facilities required to use register No. (%) of health facilities where register was available and in use
Hospital outpatient register Used in hospitals to record information for all outpatient visits 49 42 (85.7)
Hospital in-patient register Used in hospitals to record information on all admissions 49 40 (81.6)
Under 5 years register Used in CHC, CHP and MCHP to record information on outpatient visits for children aged less than 5 years 390 383 (98.2)
General clinic register Used in CHC, CHP and MCHP to record information on outpatient visits for persons aged > 5 years 390 384 (98.5)
Mother and neonate register Used in all health facilities to record information on antenatal visits and child immunization 444 364 (82)
Maternity and delivery register Used in all health facilities to record information on deliveries, maternal deaths 444 396 (89.2)
Laboratory register Used only in health facilities (some CHCs and all hospitals) that have laboratories, to record information for all laboratory tests conducted in the laboratory, including malaria diagnostic tests 144 109 (75.7)