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Quality of Tuberculosis Services Assessment in Ethiopia: Tools


The Quality of Tuberculosis Services Assessment (QTSA) is conducted with the support of four tools: the Facility Audit, the Provider Interview, the Patient Interview, and the Register Review. MEASURE Evaluation—a project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)— developed these four tools with the assistance of colleagues at USAID. The tools exist in a generic format that is adaptable to any country wishing to conduct a QTSA. For instance, some countries may have different names for their health administrative units (e.g., district, province, ward, or woreda) or the name of their TB registers (e.g., TB patient logbook or TB confirmed cases register). They are customized to fit the country's priorities and context in which they will be used. The generic QTSA tools are available at the following link: https://www.measureevaluation.org/resources/publications/tl-19-41/ For Ethiopia, we added to the Provider Interview three custom modules on stigma and discrimination, pediatric TB, and contact investigation, and to the Patient Interview we added two custom modules on stigma and discrimination and contact investigation. This document presents only the QTSA tools adapted for use in Ethiopia. It provides detailed information about the structure and content of the tools.

More information on the QTSA purpose, methods, or results can be found in the individual QTSA reports. Ethiopia’s QTSA report is available at the following link: https://www.measureevaluation.org/resources/publications/tr-20-415/

QTSA documents for other countries are available here: https://www.measureevaluation.org/ourwork/tuberculosis/quality-of-tb-services-assessments

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