The IeDA Study – Integrated eDiagnosis Approach for the management of childhood illnesses at primary health facilities in Burkina Faso

Status: Ongoing
Study Start Date: 
September 2014

Estimated End Date: September 2017

Current adherence to Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses guidelines is very low in Burkina Faso. A promising new approach involves using tablet computers to guide medical practitioners through the guidelines in real-time during a consultation.

The data collected can then be used within cycles of quality improvement, hopefully leading to improved quality of care for patients. However, introduction of such technology within the health system may prove disruptive and could have unintended consequences.

This study combines a stepped-wedge trial, a realistic evaluation and an economic study in order to capture the effect of the innovation after its introduction on the level of adherence, cost and acceptability

We are collaborating with Centre Muraz in Burkina Faso and Terre des hommes Lausanne.

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A mixed methods protocol to evaluate the effect and cost-effectiveness of an Integrated electronic Diagnosis Approach (IeDA) for the management of childhood illnesses at primary health facilities in Burkina Faso
Blanchet K, Lewis JJ, Pozo-Martin F, Satouro A, Somda S, Ilboudo P, Sarrassat S, Cousens S. A mixed methods protocol to evaluate the effect and cost-effectiveness of an Integrated electronic Diagnosis Approach (IeDA) for the management of childhood illnesses at primary health facilities in Burkina Faso. Implementation Science. 2016 Aug 4;11(1):111.

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