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I have just been looking at the formulae for coverage assessment, which defines the coverage as:

No. of SAM cases in treatment + No. of recovering cases in treatment
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Total No of SAM cases in the community + No. of recovering cases in treatment

I read something which I will quote:
Period coverage: this estimator uses data for both current and recovering cases. Recovering cases are children that should be receiving treatment because they have not yet met discharge criteria"

My question is: How do these differ from SAM cases in treatment?
Am I correct in saying that the difference is that the recovering cases in treatment do not have SAM but have not reached the criteria for discharge, while the SAM cases in treatment still have SAM?

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