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IMMUNIZATION

Frerichs RR, and Tar Tar K: Use of rapid survey methodology to determine immunization coverage in rural Burma. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 34, 125-130, 1988.

Immunization coverage on DPT, OPV, and BCG was quickly determined for a population-based sample of 396 children in rural Burma using Rapid Survey Methodology (RSM), a new approach to information gathering using a portable, battery-powered computer and printer, contemporary software, and a recently validated sampling procedure. Five days after the survey team went into the field, the findings were presented in tables and computerized graphs to the local programme manager. Within 10 days of the initial field day, a final 50-page report was issued. Using RSM, health professionals in Burma can now quickly and effectively monitor and evaluate immunization programmes at the community level.

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