Reported Impact of a Quality Improvement Intervention on 5 Aspects of SAM Management in 7 Malawi Hospitals That Had a Case Fatality Rate of More Than 10%

Aspect of SAM Management TargetedBaseline, %a (January 2016)After 12 Months, % (February 2017)After 17 Months, % (August 2017)
Assessing medical complications and nutritional status23.087.0%94.6
Prevention of dehydration20.696.95.8
Treatment of dehydration14.189.792.9
Immediate cautious feeding26.793.794.7
Death audits within 72 hours of occurrence085.050.0
  • Abbreviation: SAM, severe acute malnutrition.

  • a Percentage of SAM cases.