Needs Assessment

sidHARTe developed an Emergency Services Resource Assessment Tool (ESRAT), aimed at providing a comprehensive analysis of the availability of, and capacity to, provide emergency care at each of Rwanda’s district hospitals. All 42 district hospitals in Rwanda have been surveyed using the ESRAT and data analysis is now underway.Results from this needs assessment will inform the Ministry of strengths and gaps in the district hospital system for responding to acute care needs.Assessment data can also help inform system-level accreditation indicators to help encourage Emergency Department development, and can serve as a benchmark for observing improvements in the acute care system at the district level.The national data will also inform the development of the Norms and Procedures for Rwandan Emergency Departments.