Recovery (Cure) Rate *
English: % of children discharged from the treatment program as successfully recovered
French: % d’enfants sortis du programme de traitement étant guéris avec succès
Czech: % dětí propuštěných z terapeutického programu jako úspěšně vyléčené
What is its purpose?
Recovery (cure) is one of the four core performance indicators of the undernutrition treatment programs. It represents the proportion of all children discharged from the treatment program who reached the “recovery” criteria defined for the program (i.e. were successfully cured from acute malnutrition).
How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data
Divide the number of children discharged as “recovered” by the total number of discharged children and multiply the result by 100. The resulting number is the recovery rate (in percentages).
1) The indicator does not require a separate survey – all data can be gained from the treatment program’s regular records.
2) According to the Sphere Standards, a recovery rate of more than 75% is perceived as “acceptable”.
3) The four core performance indicators of an undernutrition treatment program (esp. the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition, CMAM) are recovery rate, death rate, default rate and non-recovery rate.
4) Recovery rate is one of ECHO's Key Outcome Indicators (see below).
5) Disaggregate the data by sex, age groups and (if relevant) specific vulnerable groups, such as children from minority groups.