DHIS-2 for child death audit forms

Has anyone used DHIS-2 to enter child death audit forms? We’re working on this in Rwanda and thought we would check on other country experiences first. We planned to use the name-based data entry for individual records, but it seems like calling deceased children ‘beneficiaries’ is a bit drole. They are not enrolled in a program for multiple contacts, which seems to be the purpose of the name-based data entry module.

Any other suggestions?

Randy Wilson

Hi,
not aware of any child death audit forms, but in Uganda they are working on a maternal death audit.

There are actually three separate supported use cases. As you say, the first is for programmes with multiple cases. There is also the option of choosing the "Single Event" option when creating a programme, which will create a programme for a single event. Finally, you can choose "Single event" and "Anonymous", which will create a programme that does not require registration of beneficiaries before data entry. Although the name is "anonymous", nothing prevents you from creating a data element for name etc, but it is not linked to a beneficiary. In Ghana, the "anonymous" events are used for registering deliveries and in-patient cases for example.

I guess in you cases, either a single event programme (with beneficiary registration) or single event anonymous is what you are looking for.

Agree that beneficiary is not the best name for a dead child, and it's actually decided to change "Beneficiary" to "Person" throughout DHIS.

Olav

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Den 25. mai 2012 kl. 09:24 skrev Wilson,Randy:

Has anyone used DHIS-2 to enter child death audit forms? We’re working on this in Rwanda and thought we would check on other country experiences first. We planned to use the name-based data entry for individual records, but it seems like calling deceased children ‘beneficiaries’ is a bit drole. They are not enrolled in a program for multiple contacts, which seems to be the purpose of the name-based data entry module.

Any other suggestions?

Randy Wilson
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Hi Olav,

Thanks for the tip on using the anonymous event – and creating a name as one of the attributes. That will save a step of registering beneficiaries first. Also we couldn’t figure out how to remove some of the pre-defined beneficiary attributes (such as blood type) that is a required field, so that will get us around that issue.

We’ll let the group know how this works, since many countries are trying to introduce/decentralize death audits and having a web interface linked to DHIS is ideal.

One limitation that we have for the moment is the lack of support for combo-boxes for many of the data element attributes. We’re currently storing the responses as numbers, but that won’t help much when it comes to analysis. For example:

Respiratory frequency of child on admission:

(1) less than 40 breaths/minute

(2) 40 to 50 breaths/minute

(3) more than 60 breaths/minute

(4) not recorded

I remember Bob Jolliffe indicating that this could be emulated by creating data element groups, but I’m not sure how practical that would be. There are quite a few such questions.

Randy Wilson

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From: Olav [mailto:op.registrering@me.com]
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2012 10:07 AM
To: Wilson,Randy
Cc: dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] DHIS-2 for child death audit forms

Hi,

not aware of any child death audit forms, but in Uganda they are working on a maternal death audit.

There are actually three separate supported use cases. As you say, the first is for programmes with multiple cases. There is also the option of choosing the “Single Event” option when creating a programme, which will create a programme for a single event. Finally, you can choose “Single event” and “Anonymous”, which will create a programme that does not require registration of beneficiaries before data entry. Although the name is “anonymous”, nothing prevents you from creating a data element for name etc, but it is not linked to a beneficiary. In Ghana, the “anonymous” events are used for registering deliveries and in-patient cases for example.

I guess in you cases, either a single event programme (with beneficiary registration) or single event anonymous is what you are looking for.

Agree that beneficiary is not the best name for a dead child, and it’s actually decided to change “Beneficiary” to “Person” throughout DHIS.

Olav

Den 25. mai 2012 kl. 09:24 skrev Wilson,Randy:

Has anyone used DHIS-2 to enter child death audit forms? We’re working on this in Rwanda and thought we would check on other country experiences first. We planned to use the name-based data entry for individual records, but it seems like calling deceased children ‘beneficiaries’ is a bit drole. They are not enrolled in a program for multiple contacts, which seems to be the purpose of the name-based data entry module.

Any other suggestions?

Randy Wilson


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Hi,
you can actually have combo boxes, by defining Option Sets (Data Administration => Option Set) and choosing option set when creating the data element.

By the way, I just learnt that Uganda is also adding a child death form as well, not just maternal death.

Olav

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Den 25. mai 2012 kl. 11:17 skrev Wilson,Randy:

Hi Olav,

Thanks for the tip on using the anonymous event – and creating a name as one of the attributes. That will save a step of registering beneficiaries first. Also we couldn’t figure out how to remove some of the pre-defined beneficiary attributes (such as blood type) that is a required field, so that will get us around that issue.

We’ll let the group know how this works, since many countries are trying to introduce/decentralize death audits and having a web interface linked to DHIS is ideal.

One limitation that we have for the moment is the lack of support for combo-boxes for many of the data element attributes. We’re currently storing the responses as numbers, but that won’t help much when it comes to analysis. For example:

Respiratory frequency of child on admission:
(1) less than 40 breaths/minute
(2) 40 to 50 breaths/minute
(3) more than 60 breaths/minute
(4) not recorded

I remember Bob Jolliffe indicating that this could be emulated by creating data element groups, but I’m not sure how practical that would be. There are quite a few such questions.

Randy Wilson

From: Olav [mailto:op.registrering@me.com]
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2012 10:07 AM
To: Wilson,Randy
Cc: dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] DHIS-2 for child death audit forms

Hi,
not aware of any child death audit forms, but in Uganda they are working on a maternal death audit.

There are actually three separate supported use cases. As you say, the first is for programmes with multiple cases. There is also the option of choosing the "Single Event" option when creating a programme, which will create a programme for a single event. Finally, you can choose "Single event" and "Anonymous", which will create a programme that does not require registration of beneficiaries before data entry. Although the name is "anonymous", nothing prevents you from creating a data element for name etc, but it is not linked to a beneficiary. In Ghana, the "anonymous" events are used for registering deliveries and in-patient cases for example.

I guess in you cases, either a single event programme (with beneficiary registration) or single event anonymous is what you are looking for.

Agree that beneficiary is not the best name for a dead child, and it's actually decided to change "Beneficiary" to "Person" throughout DHIS.

Olav

Den 25. mai 2012 kl. 09:24 skrev Wilson,Randy:

Has anyone used DHIS-2 to enter child death audit forms? We’re working on this in Rwanda and thought we would check on other country experiences first. We planned to use the name-based data entry for individual records, but it seems like calling deceased children ‘beneficiaries’ is a bit drole. They are not enrolled in a program for multiple contacts, which seems to be the purpose of the name-based data entry module.

Any other suggestions?

Randy Wilson
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Hi,
you can actually have combo boxes, by defining Option Sets (Data Administration => Option Set) and choosing option set when creating the data element.

By the way, I just learnt that Uganda is also adding a child death form as well, not just maternal death.

Olav

···

Den 25. mai 2012 kl. 11:17 skrev Wilson,Randy:

Hi Olav,

Thanks for the tip on using the anonymous event – and creating a name as one of the attributes. That will save a step of registering beneficiaries first. Also we couldn’t figure out how to remove some of the pre-defined beneficiary attributes (such as blood type) that is a required field, so that will get us around that issue.

We’ll let the group know how this works, since many countries are trying to introduce/decentralize death audits and having a web interface linked to DHIS is ideal.

One limitation that we have for the moment is the lack of support for combo-boxes for many of the data element attributes. We’re currently storing the responses as numbers, but that won’t help much when it comes to analysis. For example:

Respiratory frequency of child on admission:
(1) less than 40 breaths/minute
(2) 40 to 50 breaths/minute
(3) more than 60 breaths/minute
(4) not recorded

I remember Bob Jolliffe indicating that this could be emulated by creating data element groups, but I’m not sure how practical that would be. There are quite a few such questions.

Randy Wilson

From: Olav [mailto:op.registrering@me.com]
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2012 10:07 AM
To: Wilson,Randy
Cc: dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] DHIS-2 for child death audit forms

Hi,
not aware of any child death audit forms, but in Uganda they are working on a maternal death audit.

There are actually three separate supported use cases. As you say, the first is for programmes with multiple cases. There is also the option of choosing the "Single Event" option when creating a programme, which will create a programme for a single event. Finally, you can choose "Single event" and "Anonymous", which will create a programme that does not require registration of beneficiaries before data entry. Although the name is "anonymous", nothing prevents you from creating a data element for name etc, but it is not linked to a beneficiary. In Ghana, the "anonymous" events are used for registering deliveries and in-patient cases for example.

I guess in you cases, either a single event programme (with beneficiary registration) or single event anonymous is what you are looking for.

Agree that beneficiary is not the best name for a dead child, and it's actually decided to change "Beneficiary" to "Person" throughout DHIS.

Olav

Den 25. mai 2012 kl. 09:24 skrev Wilson,Randy:

Has anyone used DHIS-2 to enter child death audit forms? We’re working on this in Rwanda and thought we would check on other country experiences first. We planned to use the name-based data entry for individual records, but it seems like calling deceased children ‘beneficiaries’ is a bit drole. They are not enrolled in a program for multiple contacts, which seems to be the purpose of the name-based data entry module.

Any other suggestions?

Randy Wilson
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