Percent of children with severe acute malnutrition who are correctly prescribed therapeutic feeding

Percent of children with severe acute malnutrition who are correctly prescribed therapeutic feeding.


Number of children with severe acute malnutrition who are correctly prescribed therapeutic feeding.


Total number of children with severe acute malnutrition.


Age (<1 year, 1-5 years), sex, facility, geographic location


Direct observation (Not collected routinely or in existing surveys).


Patient records

Registers

Referral cards 


Severe acute malnutrition is a difficult and complex indicator to measure. However, this indicator is relevant at the level of both primary facilities and hospitals level and could easily be collected from patient records or registers.


Safety of care, Process of Care, Pediatric care, Nutrition, Child health

World Health Organization (WHO). Consultation on Improving Measurement of the Quality of Maternal, Newborn and Child Care in Health Facilities.; 2013. http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/128206/1/9789241507417_eng.pdf

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