Table 7

Quality of case management by illness
Number of hospitals where item was adequate Number of hospitals where some improvement was needed Number of hospitals where substantial improvement was needed
DH SDH DH SDH DH SDH
Pneumonia
Correct assessment and diagnosis of the severity of pneumonia 2 3 2 4 2 5
Appropriate administration of antibiotics for pneumonia and other respiratory diagnoses 0 0 3 2 3 10
Correct administration of oxygen when necessary 1 0 3 8 2 4
Appropriate diagnosis and management of tuberculosis 4 1 2 8 0 3
Diarrhoea
Correct assessment of dehydration 1 1 3 6 2 5
Administration and monitoring of rehydration plans appropriate to the severity of dehydration 0 0 4 4 2 8
Appropriate antibiotics administered only when necessary 0 0 5 2 1 10
Continued feeding given during diarrhoea 2 2 2 4 2 6
Severe malnutrition
Nutritional status assessed by weight for height correctly, including differential diagnosis 0 0 1 1 5 11
Appropriate management of infection 0 0 3 6 3 6
Appropriate management of electrolyte imbalance and micronutrients 0 0 2 3 4 9
Correct management of dehydration 0 0 2 1 4 11
Hypoglycaemia and hypothermia correctly checked and managed 0 0 1 2 5 10
Correct feeding of severely malnourished children 0 0 1 2 5 10

Hoque et al.

Hoque et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:197   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-197

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