Just as patients deserve medications that have been proven to work, so do communities deserve health systems that have proven efficacy. For Muso, rigorous measurement is our moral responsibility. Traditional healthcare systems measure their impact based on how they treat patients who walk through the door. For Muso, health systems should care as much about the patients who never make it to the door. We test our impact at a population level, to assess how the health of entire communities changes. We do this by conducting rigorous scientific studies with academic partners.
Learning in Real Time
In addition to conducting rigorous population research, we’ve built data feedback loops that help us iterate on our design and provide better care for our patients every day. We do this by analyzing data that community health workers, doctors, and other providers collect daily as they care for patients.
In 2013, the Muso model was put to the test in a study by Harvard, the University of California San Francisco, and the Malian Ministry of Health. The study team conducted a randomized household cross- sectional survey in Muso communities at baseline, 12, 24, and 36 months.