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Title: Quality of management for acute respiratory tract infections and diarrhoeal diseases in rural Yemen
Authors: Al Hamzi, H.H.
Al Zubairi, L.M.
Raja'a, Y.A.
Al Dabagh, A.Y.
Al Bayatti, N.M.F.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: To evaluate the performance of health workers with respect to diagnosis and treatment of acute respiratory infection [ARI] and acute diarrhoea [AD] in children < 5 years in 11 rural heath facilities in Yemen, we carried out a cross-sectional study on 219 cases of ARI and 93 cases of AD. Mean score for performance was 30.04 [range 21-39]. The quality of care provided was fair in 89.4% and poor in 4.5% of cases. A "well done" performance of 6.3% was achieved by medical doctors but only 3.6% of medical assistants and 25% of medical assistants scored "poor" for performance, but only 2.5% of medical doctors. Health workers who had received training courses in ARI and AD performed slightly better than those who had not
Description: 1119-1125
Keywords: Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Infections
Rural Population
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Personnel
Subject: Disease Management
ISSN: 1020-3397
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