TABLE 2.

Evolution of Project Measures During Quality Improvement Project Phase, 2 Referral Hospitals, Mozambique

MeasurePre-Intervention Phase, No. (%)Intervention Phase, No. (%)P ValueaPost-Intervention Phase, No. (%)P Valuea
Complete anthropometric evaluationb documented at admission104/426 (24.4)1,005/1,254 (80.1)<.001397/528 (75.2)<.001
Documentation of admission weight421/426 (98.8)1,244/1,254 (99.2).8962526/528 (99.6).6468
Documentation of discharge weight232/426 (54.5)1,135/1,254 (90.5)<.001276/303 (91.1)c<.001
Documentation of height (or length)135/426 (31.7)1,057/1,254 (84.3)<.001436/528 (82.6)<.001
Documentation of MUAC100/361 (27.7)748/1,068 (70.0)<.001268/463 (57.9)<.001
Average number of weight measurements per hospitalization week (SD)2.72 (2.37)6.4 (4.29)<.0015.78 (4.19)<.001
Proportion of patients with ≥3 weight measurements per hospitalization weekd85/381 (22.3)771/931 (82.8)<.001303/404 (75.0)<.001
Documentation of nutritional therapy for eligible patients20/34 (58.8)55/82 (67.1).868424/34 (70.6).5392
Documentation of referral for outpatient nutritional rehabilitation after discharge for eligible patients19/34 (55.9)45/82 (54.9).133824/34 (70.6)<.001
  • Abbreviations: MUAC, mid-upper arm circumference; SD, standard deviation.

  • a P values refer to comparison with the pre-intervention phase.

  • b Defined as weight, length/height, MUAC, and either weight for length/height or body mass index z-scores, documented within 24 hours after admission during workdays and within 72 hours for weekend admissions.

  • c Adjusted for missing values.

  • d Includes only patients that were admitted ≥4 days.