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Table 4 Comparisons of the study outcome indicators with minimum standard indicators (MSI) and the mid-term evaluation data

From: Evaluation of outpatient therapeutic programme for management of severe acute malnutrition in three districts of the eastern province, Zambia

Programme outcome indicators (SPHERE 2011) [14] Districts
Key indicators for OTP Minimum Standard SPHERE (MSI) Mid term evaluation 2008* Present study Chipata Katete Petauke
Proportion of children from a therapeutic feeding programme who have died <10 % 7 % 2.8 % 3.5 % 0.8 % 3.8 %
Proportion of exits from a therapeutic feeding programme who have recovered >75 % 73 % 75.6 % 76.9 % 73.8 % 83.2 %
Proportion of exits from a therapeutic feeding programme who defaulted <15 % 18 % 17.2 % 19.2 % 25.4 % 6.9 %
Minimum mean rate of weight gain (g/kg/day) >8 g - 10.0 g 10.0 9.0 g 10.5 g
Average length of stay (in days) <60 - 44 43 38 50
  1. * Figures are based on the Mid-term evaluation reported by Binnis and Mutuma [7]