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Table 3 Overview of objective 2

From: Evaluation of a surgical supervision model in three African countries—protocol for a prospective mixed-methods controlled pilot trial

  Indicators Data collection instruments Measurement
Referrals Number of surgical cases referred by DLHs to RHs
Type of surgical cases referred by DLHs to higher level hospitals
Key drivers of referrals
Referral data collection tool (monthly review of data from surgical referral registers maintained at the main RHs)
PIPES questionnaire
Analysis of changes in referral patterns over time and between intervention and control hospitals
Responsive communications and close referral feedback mechanisms between DLHs and RHs Frequency of communications via managed clinical support network
Timeliness of communications via managed clinical support network
A logbook monitoring communication between DLH clinicians and specialist supervisors Analysis of utilisation of the managed clinical support networks