4.2.1: Calculate the proportion of events meeting 7-1-7 timeliness metric targets
Calculating the proportion of events that meet each component of the 7-1-7 target provides stakeholders with a high-level understanding of a jurisdiction’s performance. It can help understanding of whether systems used for detection, notification, or early response are able to routinely complete timely and appropriate actions. It is recommended that countries present the proportion of events meeting each component of the 7-1-7 target, rather than presenting medians. Median results may be misinterpreted by stakeholders as success when they in fact indicate that only half the events have met the target and critical system strengthening needs may still exist.
Jurisdictions should perform the following calculations:
- The proportion of events that meet each of the three components of the 7-1-7 target;
- The proportion of events that met all three components of the 7-1-7 target;
- For each of the seven early response actions, the proportion of events where the early response action was completed within 7 days.
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