Dominican Republic: HIS Indicators

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MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 21 health information system (HIS) indicators. As of April 2017, we had located the following indicators for the Dominican Republic. Indicator definitions can be found here:

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1. National health strategy

Not current (2015)

Plan Decenal de Salud 2006-2015

2. Health sector M&E plan

No available

In-country contact


3. HIS policy

Not current (2006)


4. HIS strategic plan

Not available

In-country contact


5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes (2015)

Indicatores Basicos de Salud- Republica Dominicana 2015

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown

Decreto N° 249-06 que aprueba el Reglamento del Sistema de Información General en Salud

The article No. 8 Establishes the conformation of an inter-institutional network and the members

7. Country has master facility list

Established and is updated (2016)

Listado General de Establecimientos Habilitados, 28-06-2016

Second link provided:

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Not completed


9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2010)


10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS5 (2014) and DHS (2013)

Data and reports can be found on links provided.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Incomplete – live births and deaths are less than 90%


12. Country has electronic system for aggregating routine facility and/or community service data

Yes, Sistema de Gestion Clinica (SGC) for Primary Health Care

In-country contact

Guía operativa de gestión del componente basado en resultados en los centros de atención primaria

13. Country has national statistics office



14. National health statistics report (annual)

Current (2015)

Indicatores Básicos de Salud 2015

15. Country has website for health statistics with latest data available

Yes, updated but has no recent health report


16. DQA conducted on prioritized indicators aligned with most recent health sector strategy



Only with Intentional search and reclassification of maternal deaths

Regarding maternal mortality, where the data is revalidated with the clinical file and the informants are evaluated

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Conducted (2008–2009)

See page 13, Table 1.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information


Anuario estadístico de salud 2012. DIGEPI: Semana epidemiológica 52

The document indicates the centers that reported in general and per month See: Early warning performance indicators according to provinces and health areas, 2016

19. Proportion (facility, district, national) offices using data for setting targets and monitoring


Memoria institucional del MSP

Monthly reports from SRS and SNS Head Office, DPS.

The document summarizes the data collected for the goals, objectives and monitoring of the MSP decentralized offices

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 90; Official government estimate = 90

See page 7

21. Number of institutional deliveries available by district, and published within 12 months of preceding year


Indicadores de salud del sector publico

It was validated with the DASIS that only the institutional ones are computed in the statistics of the public network. The data of institutional births as a proportion of the total is obtained from ENDESA