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Table 5 Performance indicator values of inpatient therapeutic feeding centers of Debre Markos Referral and Finote Selam District Hospitals as compared to sphere project reference values/international standard, 2016

From: Treatment outcome and associated factors of severe acute malnutrition among 6–59 months old children in Debre Markos and Finote Selam hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia: a retrospective cohort study

Performance indicators Finote Selam Debre Markos Referral The SPHERE project reference values
  Hospital Hospital Over all Acceptable Alarming
Recovery rate 77.2% 78.4% 77.9% >75% <50%
Death rate 6.1% 5% 5.5% <10% >15%
Defaulter rate 12.3% 12.2% 12.3% <15% >25%
Average length of stay 11.7 days 10.6 days 11.1 days <28 days >42 days
Transfer rate 4.4% 4.3% 4.3%