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Table 1 Shows the evidence informed audit criteria used in the project (baseline and follow-up audit) together with a description of the sample and approach to measuring compliance with best practice for each audit criterion

From: Leveraging phone-based mobile technology to improve data quality at health facilities in rural Malawi: a best practice project

Audit criterion Sample Method to measure
eMIS is used for quick access to both individual and aggregated data 4 Health facilities Interview health facility manager
MIS includes suspected, tested and confirmed cases 4 Health facilities Checklist for OPD, laboratory and Artemisinin-Lumefantrine (AL) registers
Monitoring system includes location of information 4 Health facilities Checklist of OPD register
Monitoring system includes prior treatment (within 14 days) 4 Health facilities Checklist of OPD register
Monitoring system includes malaria treatment and dose information 4 Health facilities Checklist for OPD & anti-malarial registers
Data in monitoring system is complete 25 Malaria case records at each facility Check retrospective records in OPD, laboratory and anti-malarial registers
Internally consistent with no duplications in monitoring system 25 Malaria case records at each facility Check retrospective records in OPD, laboratory and anti-malarial registers
Roles, responsibilities, training manuals and modules available 4 Health facilities Interview health facility manager