Table 3

Criteria and definitions

1. Current quality of service provisionQuality of service provision is measured by considering the readiness of infrastructure and human resources, process of care and health outcomes. Related national statistics and figures will be referred to.
2. Burden of diseaseThe burden of disease is measured in terms of Disability-Adjusted Life Years loss.
3. Variation in service delivery and uptakeThis criterion considered documents for variation in service delivery from the provider’s side and uptake of the services from clients. The variation can be seen across subpopulations or geographical areas.
4. Availability of domestic or international guidelines and recommendations.Related domestic or international guidelines on the topic areas will be sought.