Journal Club: Information for decision making from imperfect national data

A nice connection from last week’s journal club paper to this week’s: the errors in health information system data. Last week was about correcting the bias from missing individuals. This week is about correcting the bias from missing facilities.

From the key figure, it looks like missing individuals bias things more:

Gething et al. BMC Medicine 2007 5:37   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-5-37

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  1. Methods paper: Developing geostatistical space-time models to predict outpatient treatment burdens from incomplete national data http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2660576/

    Validation paper: A local space–time kriging approach applied to a national outpatient malaria data set http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S009830040700091X

    Another related paer: Improving Imperfect Data from Health Management Information Systems in Africa Using Space–Time Geostatistics http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.0030271