Health facility survey. Tool to evaluate the quality of care delivered to sick children attending outpatient facilities
An increasing number of countries are shifting from disease-specific to more integrated approaches to child health, including IMCI. Building on experience gained with the Control of Diarrhoeal Disease and the Acute Respiratory Infection programmes, the Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development and its partners have developed a new health facility survey (HFS). It is designed to assess the quality of care delivered to sick children attending outpatient health facilities; caregivers' understanding of home treatment and key messages after visiting these facilities; health system supports for quality care; and facility utilization by sick children.