Health statistics and information systems

Data Quality Review (DQR) Toolkit

The DQR framework and toolkit is meant to support routine, annual and periodic independent assessments of facility-reported data. It is designed to assess the quality of data generated by information system(s) based in health facilities, and includes guidelines and tools that lay the basis for a common understanding of data quality. In addition, it promotes the institutionalization of data quality review in country.
The toolkit which includes guidelines and associated tools is organized into 3 distinct modules:

- Framework and metrics
- Desk review of data quality
- Data verification and system assessment

Framework and metrics

Desk review of data quality

Additional resources to the toolkit *

  • tool developed in Microsoft Excel that will automate analyses of data quality metrics (for countries that do not have DHIS 2);
  • a WHO data quality app developed in DHIS 2 for annual and routine monitoring of data;
  • DQR data collection instruments for the facility survey module
  • electronic data-collection forms (in CSPro);
  • automated analysis tool in Microsoft Excel to calculate relevant metrics collected through the facility survey;
  • programme-specific in-depth modules.

* to be released soon

Data verification and system assessment

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