Each TB program will have country-specific registers that document patients and specimens as they progress through the TB diagnostic cascade. The utility of the DiCE toolkit is predicated upon its resemblance to the national registers. Therefore, each program should customize the DiCE toolkit such that it reflects the order of variables and content included in the national registers.
After DiCE toolkit customization, the toolkit must be mock-field-tested to ensure that the implementation team has a thorough understanding of data abstraction, data entry into the DiCE toolkit, and data analysis. Review of DiCE toolkit performance and data quality should be conducted, post field-test. Prior to launching CLICQ!, the DiCE toolkit should be finalized and validated. DiCE toolkit validation will ensure that all formulas and links between cells and worksheets are functioning properly. The implementation team should independently calculate a small sample of cells to ensure expected results are returned. Refer to the CLICQ! Users Guide for more information.
For information on how to begin implementing CLICQ! at the national-, state-, local-, or facility level, click below. Resources include training materials on continuous quality improvement (CQI), tools for data abstraction and review, other strengthening activities.