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Re: Reporting Rate Summary


Hi Gerald,

If it's just about reporting rates summary what matters is the completion
of a data set irrespective of data values of individual data elements (if
you are using completed data sets as the criteria for reporting rates). We
have certain data sets where 'null values' are allowed and we advise data
entry operators to complete the data sets with null values if they are not
reported as '0's. In addition there is an option to select whether to allow
storing zero values in database in data element settings.

On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 7:17 PM gerald thomas <gerald17006@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Dear All,
> I am trying to understand 'Reporting Rate Summary'. Basically a 'Reporting
> Rate Summary' are reports which are: Based on complete data set
> registration or Based on compulsory data elements per a particular data
> set.
> Question:
> If a facility let say "A" doesn't have a data for that particular month we
> are reporting them as zeros(0) because data is not available which i think
> should be (NA) whilst for a particular data element we are giving it a
> zero(0); this time report is available but the counts are zeros(0).
> Please i want to know how other countries are reporting their not
> available values? Are they still looking at both instances of zeros as zero
> and analyze those data for actual or expected reports under 'Reporting Rate
> Summary'.
> Please colleagues can you share your concepts how these zeros (not
> available values and counts whose values are zeros) are address on your
> instances.
> --
> Regards,
> Gerald
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Pamod Amarakoon
MSc (Biomedical Informatics), EMSc (Health Admin), PGCert (MedEd), CEH
HISP Sri Lanka

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