Data Collection Instruments
For many parts of the world, good data on health are not readily available. In some cases, the infrastructure and resources are not available to support a fully functioning health information system. In others, core systems exist but there is a need to augment existing data with new data collection. Surveys can be a critically important component of a health information system and play an important role in achieving an integrated surveillance system that brings together information from multiple sources to create as complete as possible picture of population health. In various research projects, IHME is creating and testing survey instruments.