The District Health Barometer 2008/09

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Published by: 
Health Systems Trust

The District Health Barometer's goal is to improve the quality of and access to primary health care services, by monitoring and measuring important performance indicators of the health system at district level.

All files below are in Adobe PDF, unless otherwise stated

A step-by-step guide to using the DHB 08/09 data file, maps and graphs  [pdf 416Kb]
List of Abbreviations
Introduction and Overview
[pdf 808Kb]

Part A: Indicator Comparisons by District

  1. Input indicators:
    1.1 Total PHC Expenditure per Capita [pdf 1.28Mb]
    1.2 PHC (Non-Hospital) Expenditure per Capita [pdf 1.29Mb]
    1.3 Proportion of District Health Services Expenditure on District Management [pdf 612Kb]
    1.4 Proportion of District Health Services Expenditure on District Hospitals [pdf 633Kb]
    1.5 PHC (Non-Hospital) Expenditure per Patient Visit [pdf 683Kb]
    1.6 Cost per Patient Day Equivalent  [pdf 665Kb]
  2. Process indicators:
    2.1 Nurse Clinical Workload (PHC) [pdf 1.35Mb]
    2.2 Bed Utilisation Rate (BUR) [pdf 1.32Mb]
    2.3 Average Length of Stay (ALOS) [pdf 1.37Mb]
    2.4 Clinic Supervision Rate [pdf 1.34Mb]
  3. Output Indicators:
    3.1 Immunisation [pdf 2.82Mb]
    3.1.1 Full Immunisation Coverage
    3.1.2 Immunisation Drop-Out Rate (DTP1-3)
    3.1.3 Immunisation Coverage (Measles 1st dose) and Drop-Out Rate (Measles 12)
    3.2 Caesarean Section Rate [pdf 1.33Mb]
    3.3 Male Condom Distribution Rate [pdf 1.31Mb]
    3.4 Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) Indicators: [pdf 2.09Mb]
    3.4.1 Proportion of Antenatal Clients Tested for HIV
    3.4.2 HIV Prevalence Rate Amongst Antenatal Clients Tested
    3.4.3 CD4 Testing Rate Among Pregnant HIV-positive Women
    3.4.4 PCR Testing Rate of Babies Born to HIV-positive Women
    3.5 PHC Utilisation Rate [pdf 1.36Mb]
  4. Outcome Indicators:
    4.1 Incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections [pdf 1.41Mb]
    4.2 Tuberculosis: [pdf 2.11Mb]
    4.2.1 TB Case Finding
    4.2.2 TB Smear Conversion Rate
    4.2.3 TB Cure Rate
    4.3 Delivery Rate in Facility [pdf 1.28Mb]
  5. Impact Indicators:
    5.1 Stillbirth Rate [pdf 1.35Mb]
    5.2 Perinatal Mortality Rate [pdf 1.35Mb]

Part B: Province and District Profiles

South Africa [pdf 1.85Mb]
Eastern Cape [pdf 949Kb]
Free State [pdf 883Kb]
Gauteng [pdf 911Kb]
[pdf 1.02Mb]
Limpopo [pdf 883Kb]
Mpumalanga [pdf 813Kb]
Northern Cape [pdf 883Kb]
North West [pdf 849Kb]
Western Cape [pdf 914Kb]