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Table 1 Outline of data categories and sources

From: The "ComPAS Trial" combined treatment model for acute malnutrition: study protocol for the economic evaluation

Activity Ingredients Data sources Sample size
Programme costs
 Treatmenta Therapeutic food 1. MoH/partner accounting data
2. Clinic audit
3. KII with partners (UN agencies)
4. Time allocation questionnaire
1. N/A
2. All clinics (12 per country)
3. One from each partner
4. Purposive sample representing all types of clinic staff involved in treatment
Human resources
Other medical supplies
Other supplies
Space
 Outreach Transport 1. MoH/partner accounting data
2. Clinic audit
1. N/A
2. All clinics (12 per country)
Supplies
Human resources
 Supply logistics Storage 1. MoH/partner accounting data
2. KII with partners and clinic staff
3. Time allocation questionnaire
1. N/A
2. Purposive sample representing all partners
3. Purposive sample representing all types of clinic staff
Transport
Human resources
 Training Space 1. MoH/partner accounting data
2. Clinic audit
1. N/A
2. All clinics (12 per country)
Supplies
Human resources
 Supervision Transport 1. KII with supervisors 1. Purposive sample representing all supervisors
Human resources
 Management Human resources 1. MoH/partner accounting data
2. KII with MoH/partner support staff
3. Time allocation questionnaire
1. N/A
2. Purposive sample
3. All support staff involved in the programme
Equipment
Space
Household costs
 Participating in treatment Supplies 1. GIs with beneficiaries
2. Beneficiary exit survey
1. 4–6 randomly selected beneficiaries from each clinic
2. All beneficiaries
Time
Transport
Wider health system costs
 Referral to other healthcare providers Space 1. Clinic audit
2. Literature estimates
1. All clinics (12 per country)
2. N/A
Human resources
Supplies
  1. aNote that this does not include SAM inpatient treatment
  2. KII key informant interview, MoH Ministry of Health, GIs group interviews, N/A not applicable