Skip to main content


Table 3 Data collection tools and sources

From: Responding to policy makers’ evaluation needs: combining experimental and quasi-experimental approaches to estimate the impact of performance based financing in Burkina Faso

Data collection toolData sourceDescription of Data
Household surveyHousehold head or representativeHousehold demographic and socio-economic profile, deaths in the 10 prior years
Household surveyAll household membersChronic conditions and health service use; health service use for acute conditions in the 4 weeks preceding the survey (incl. expenditure)
Household surveyCurrently pregnant women and women who have ended a pregnancy in the 24 prior monthsPregnancy and birth history, use of reproductive health services (incl. costs), perceptions of health service quality
Household surveyChildren under 5Immunization status, use of growth
monitoring services
Household surveyWomen of reproductive age, children under 5Rapid diagnostic tests for malaria & anemia, height and weight measurements
Facility assessmentFacility in-chargeService availability, administrative information (including finances), staffing, infrastructure, availability of infrastructure, equipment, drugs, and consumables
Health worker surveySkilled health care personnelTraining, clinical knowledge, compensation, supervision, motivation, satisfaction, perceived working conditions
Direct observationAntenatal care consultations, curative consultations for children under 5Case management, treatment and counseling provided
Patient exit interviewPatients exiting from antenatal care consultations, curative consultations for children under 5, and curative consultations for patients aged 5 and olderPatient’s (or caretaker’s) perception of quality of care and satisfaction, socio-economic information
HMISHealth facilitiesPatient counts per service category from the routine health management information system