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Table 2 Discordant results between participated laboratories and APHI malaria slide readers in each round of EQA from July 2017 to July 2019, west Amhara, Ethiopia

From: Performance of malaria microscopy external quality assessment and networking among health facilities in west Amhara region, Ethiopia

RoundNumber of collected slidesAgreed Result N (%)Total Discordant
N (%)
False positive
N (%)
False negative
N (%)
Species mis-diagnosis
N (%)
R1826757 (91.65)69 (8.4)17 (2.1)11 (1.3)41 (5.0)
R2879783 (89.08)96 (10.9)9 (1.0)8 (0.9)79 (9.0)
R3896795 (88.73)101 (11.3)17 (1.9)15 (1.7)69 (7.7)
R4840796 (94.76)44 (5.2)6 (0.7)7 (0.8)31 (3.7)
R5811781 (96.30)30 (3.7)9 (1.1)6 (0.7)15 (1.8)
R6807723 (89.59)84 (10.4)9 (1.1)14 (1.7)61 (7.6)
R7814761 (93.49)53 (6.5)13 (1.6)13 (1.6)27 (3.3)
R8816750 (91.91)66 (8.1)13 (1.6)13 (11.6)40 (4.9)
Total66896146 (91.88)543 (8.12)93 (1.4)87 (1.3)363 (5.4)