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The aim of this study was to conduct a content analysis of the different types of public health data maintained by the Health Department, the Department of Women and Child Development, and the private for profit and not for profit health sectors and the links that exist between them in terms of data sharing.

The study found that the public health system collects a large volume of health data and that although data exist for all of the World Health Organisation’s health system building blocks, it is unevenly distributed. The study also found there is little formal or institutional routine data sharing between the public and private health sectors, and between the health department and other related departments such as Women and Child Development.

Citation

Avan, BI; Schellenberg, JA; Bhattacharya, S; Wickremasinghe, D; Srivastava, A; Gautham, M; (2014) A content analysis of district level health data in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Authors

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Dr Bilal Avan

Associate Professor

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Dr Meenakshi Gautham

IDEAS India Country Coordinator and Research Fellow

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Deepthi Wickremasinghe

Research Assistant

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