The Effects of Top-Down Monitoring on Medicine Theft

Last registered on June 02, 2022

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
The Effects of Top-Down Monitoring on Medicine Theft
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0008989
Initial registration date
February 16, 2022

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
February 18, 2022, 9:34 AM EST

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

Last updated
June 02, 2022, 2:12 PM EDT

Last updated is the most recent time when changes to the trial's registration were published.

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
London School of Economics and Political Science
PI Affiliation
University of California, San Diego
PI Affiliation
University of California, San Diego

Additional Trial Information

Status
Completed
Start date
2019-01-01
End date
2022-05-31
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
We seek to uncover spatial patterns of medicine diversion in local public health facilities, and identify how public health messaging can change patterns of diversion and impact citizens’ access to medicines.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Carvalho, Mariana et al. 2022. "The Effects of Top-Down Monitoring on Medicine Theft." AEA RCT Registry. June 02. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.8989
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2021-10-01
Intervention End Date
2021-12-15

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
medicine diversion (see attached PAP)
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
top-down monitoring message (see attached PAP)
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization done on tablet in survey application
Randomization Unit
Carton
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
2400
Sample size: planned number of observations
2400
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
1200 control, 1200 treatment
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Malawi National Health Sciences Research Committee
IRB Approval Date
2019-03-14
IRB Approval Number
2194
IRB Name
London School of Economics and Political Science Research Ethics Committee
IRB Approval Date
2018-12-20
IRB Approval Number
000790
Analysis Plan

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Post-Trial

Post Trial Information

Study Withdrawal

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
Yes
Intervention Completion Date
December 15, 2021, 12:00 +00:00
Data Collection Complete
Yes
Data Collection Completion Date
March 31, 2022, 12:00 +00:00
Final Sample Size: Number of Clusters (Unit of Randomization)
2370 SENTINELS
Was attrition correlated with treatment status?
No
Final Sample Size: Total Number of Observations
2370 SENTINELS
Final Sample Size (or Number of Clusters) by Treatment Arms
1258 treatment, 1112 control
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
Yes

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Program Files

Program Files
No
Reports, Papers & Other Materials

Relevant Paper(s)

Reports & Other Materials