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Table 3 Performance indicators of OTP and sphere standard references, Wolaita Zone, 2014

From: Treatment outcomes of severe acute malnutrition in children treated within Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) at Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia: retrospective cross-sectional study

Performance indicators Frequencies of indicators International sphere standards references
Acceptable Alarming
Recovery rate 504 (64.9%) >75% <50%
Death rate 9 (1.2%) <10% >15%
Default rate 17 (2.2%) <15% >25%
Average weight gain 4.2 g/kg/days ≥8 g/kg/days <8 g/kg/days
Length of stay 6.8 weeks <4 weeks >6 weeks