Health statistics and information systems

Data Quality Review (DQR) Toolkit

Overview

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 the 3 distinct modules: (1) Framework and metrics; (2) Desk review of data quality; (3) Data verification and system assessment.

This toolkit has been produced with the support of grants from the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative; Gavi; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).

Authors:

World Health Organization (WHO); Gavi; The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund); United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/MEASURE Evaluation.


Publication details:

Number of pages: 30 pages
Publication date: September 2017
Languages: English and French
ISBN number: ISBN 978-92-4-151274-9


Module 2: Desk review of data quality

Publication details:

Number of pages: 48 pages
Publication date: September 2017
Languages: English and French
ISBN number: ISBN 978-92-4-151274-9


Module 3: Data verification and system assessment

Publication details:

Number of pages: 30 pages
Publication date: September 2017
Languages: English and French
ISBN number: ISBN 978-92-4-151274-9

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