Table 1

Assessment of the core surveillance functions [n (%)]
Subcenter (16) PHC (16) GMC (6) RH (8) Facility Total (46) District Total (34)
Case Detection
Availability of Standard Case Definitions (SCDs) 10 (62) 10 (62) 1 (17) 3 (37) 24 (52) 29 (85)
SCDs stated correctly 16 (100) 13 (81) 2 (33) 7 (87) 38 (82) -
Case Registration
Complete IPD registers - 10 (62) 3 (50) 5 (62) 18 (39) -
Complete OPD registers 10 (62) 10 (62) 2 (33) 2 (25) 14 (30) -
Case Confirmation/ Notification
Capacity to transport specimens to higher lab 12 (75) 14 (87) 5 (83) 8 (100) 39 (85) 29 (85)
Lack of one or more of six reporting forms 13 (81) S forms only 7 (44) 2 (33) 4 (50) 13 (28) 13 (38)
Correct definition of “reporting week” 2 (12) 3 (19) 2 (33) 0 (0) 7 (14) 15 (44)
Data Analysis
Summarize and present data in a table 2 (12) 4 (25) 4 (67) 1 (12) 11 (24) 34 (100)
Perform trend analysis (regular data) 2 (12) 3 (19) 1 (17) 0 (0) 6 (13) 28 (82)
Calculate incidence and prevalence of diseases 0 (0) 3 (19) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (6) 17 (50)
Availability of accurate denominators 12 (75) 16 (100) 2 (33) 3 (37) 33 (72) 26 (76)
Outbreak Detection
Compare present and previous data 14 (88) 10 (62) 1 (17) 3 (37) 28 (61) 27 (80)
Have an action threshold for the state’s priority diseases 9 (56) 15 (94) 4 (67) 6 (75) 34 (74) 14 (41)
Stated correct threshold (Measles, Cholera, Diphtheria) 8 (50) 10 (62) 3 (50) 2 (25) 23 (50) 6 (18)
Outbreak Response
Manual for standard case management 12 (75) 14 (87) 4 (67) 7 (87) 37 (80) 21 (62)
Prevention and control measures based on local data 16 (100) 16 (100) 2 (33) 7 (87) 41 (89) 20 (59)
Received Feedback 2 (12) 2 (12) 1 (17) 2 (25) 7 (15) 22(65)

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Phalkey et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:575   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-575

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