Zewdu Tessema* and Zelalem Tilahun
1BSc in Pharmacy at Debre Tabor Health Science College
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics and Social Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, College of Health Science, AddisAbaba University, AddisAbaba, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author: Zewdu Tessema, BSc in Pharmacy at Debre Tabor Health Science College.
Received: June 03, 2021; Published: February 28, 2022
Supply chain facilities including service delivery points should maintain the data quality of their reports and also submit their reports within the specified schedule, especially for program drugs like HIV, TB, malaria, maternal and child health and family planning products. The aim of this case study was assessment of RRF report data quality, in case of EPSA Bahirdar hub. from Jan 20/2021, to Feb 12/2021 used both quantitative for secondary data and qualitative research methods for face-to-face interview by using semi structured questionaries in a single facility based cross-sectional descriptive study design.
A total of 127 RRF report included and analyzed in this case study by using three data quality dimensions i.e., accuracy, completeness and time lines. From a total of 127 RRF reports 46(36.2%) were accurate but the remaining 81(63.8%) reports were inaccurate and 87(68.5%) were complete but the rest 40(31.5%) were incomplete and also 96(75.59%) were submitted to the hub on time before 10th day after the reporting period.
Almost all respondents said that reliable and complete RRF report is very important to have accurate forecasting approach and optimal distribution performance if it is reached on time. If health facilities report their consumption data correctly to the hub, the hub will supply the needed items
Keywords: Report and Requisition Form; Data Quality; Health Commodities and Wastage Rate
Citation: Zewdu Tessema and Zelalem Tilahun. “Assessment of Report and Requisition Form (RRF) Data Quality, in Case of EPSA Bahirdar Branch". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 6.3 (2022): 47-55.
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