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Costa Rica Salud Mesoamérica Initiative Health Facility Survey 2015


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Heredia, Limón, Puntarenas, San José
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2015 - 07/2015
Data type
  • Health facility
  • Individual
  • Interview

The Salud Mesoamérica Initiative (SMI) focuses on reducing inequalities in maternal and child health in Mesoamerica. This dataset is the product of an SMI impact evaluation. It includes results of a health facility survey conducted in the socioeconomic regions of Huetar Atlántica and Brunca in Costa Rica. In total, 60 facilities were surveyed. These represent facilities that provide ambulatory-, basic-, and complete-level Essential Obstetric and Neonatal Care (EONC) services. Surveyors collected data through interviews with facility personnel and direct observation. They recorded information on general facility characteristics, infrastructure, staff, supplies, equipment, and the availability of key maternal and child health care services. They also performed medical record reviews, extracting data on record-keeping, family planning, treatment practices related to uncomplicated births and medical complications experienced by mothers or infants during delivery, and child medical services.

Abortive outcome, Adolescents, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anesthetic equipment, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antihypertensive drugs, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Blood pressure, Blood supply, Blood tests, Bullying, Caesarean section, Cancers, Catheters, Child health care, Community health clinics, Community health workers, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Counseling, Crime, DTP vaccines, Diabetes, Diagnostic equipment, Diaphragms, Disability, Drug stockouts, Drug supply, Eating disorders, Edema, Education, Electricity, Emergency care, Emergency contraception, Emergency preparedness, Ethnicity, Family planning, Folic acid, Food, Glucose tests, Gynecological equipment, Gynecology, Health care personnel, Health care services, Health education, Health facilities, Health facility conditions, Health promotion, Health resources, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Home care, Hospitals, Hypertension, IUDs, Illicit drug use, Immunization, Infant care, Infant mortality, Influenza vaccines, Injectable contraceptives, Insulin, Internet, Interpersonal violence, Iron supplements, Lab personnel, Laboratories, Laboratory equipment, Languages, Literacy, Live births, MMR vaccines, Marital status, Maternal anthropometry, Maternal care, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medical equipment, Medicines, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Mortality, Nurses, Obesity, Obstetrical equipment, Operating rooms, Oral rehydration therapy, Pediatrics, Pentavalent vaccines, Pesticides, Pharmacies, Pharmacists, Physicians, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Refrigeration, Reproductive health, Risk factors, Rotavirus vaccines, STDs, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Skilled birth attendants, Sleep, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Suicide, Surgeons, Symptoms, Syringes, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Traditional birth control, Training programs, Ultrasound, Urine tests, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Weight change, X-rays, Zinc