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Table 6 Reasons for discrepancies in recounted data and data available in district database/ DHIS

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

Data Quality Error Number (%) of health facilities where error was identified
July 2016
N = 79
May 2017
N = 97
November 2017
N = 130
October 2018
N = 138
Total
N = 444
Counting Errors 58 (73.4) 70 (72.2) 111 (85.4) 119 (86.2) 358 (80.6)
Missing Source Documents (Registers) 7 (8.9) 13 (13.4) 14 (10.8) 13 (9.4) 47 (10.6)
Reports not submitted to the district 7 (8.9) 2 (2.1) 10 (7.7) 6 (4.3) 25 (5.6)
Health facility reports not entered into district database 8 (10.1) 0 (0) 9 (6.9) 7 (5.1) 24 (5.4)