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Recordkeeping and reporting for trichiasis surgery

Watch this video to learn how to apply the principles and details of recording TT patient information, surgical output and surgical outcome.

To achieve high coverage and high quality in a trichiasis surgery service, we need to measure how we are doing.

Data collection and recordkeeping happen together:

  • Patient registration forms: Information to trace and locate each patient. Data collected include: name, age, sex, district, sub district, village, location, compound.
  • Facility summary register: Monthly data summary for each facility. Shows numbers of surgeries done, proportion given post-operative azithromycin, number of women and men that received surgery, and so on.
  • District summary register: Each district office collects monthly data from each facility and calculates the total number of surgeries done per month in the district.
  • Regional summary register: Each region records monthly totals from all constituent districts.
  • National summary register: Data from all regions are collated and used to report to funders and at global level.

The TT Case Manager assists with all of these functions (see the previous step).

Nurse working on statistics Realising for the first time what statistics mean. © Victoria Francis CC BY-NC (Click to expand)

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