Analysis of the Quality of Care for Primary Health Care Users in Ethekwini District, Kwazulu-Natal

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616285
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Poster
Title:
Analysis of the Quality of Care for Primary Health Care Users in Ethekwini District, Kwazulu-Natal
Author(s):
Sokhela, Dudu Gloria
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Dudu Gloria Sokhela, RN, RM, dudus@dut.ac.za
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016 and Sunday, July 24, 2016: Purpose: This mixed methods study aimed to assess the functioning and processes of the Fast Queue Service Point in order to analyse the quality of care rendered in primary health care (PHC) facilities in the eThekwini district of the KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa.' Quality care would be measured through clinical assessments that were required for each health care user. The Fast Queue Service Point provides service in PHC facilities for health care users requiring short consultations, including those with chronic illnesses, well babies and those coming for family planning.' Congestion of PHC facilities is a result of increased access to PHC services with the introduction of free PHC services. This congestion was aggravated by the decentralization of services from hospitals to PHC level such as the introduction on Nurse Initiated Management of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (NIMART). In 2010, the National Core Standards (NCS) for health establishments were formulated further to the PHC Service package, to address issues of quality. Methods: An explanatory sequential mixed method study design was used and data collection was conducted in two phases; the quantitative data collection phase consisting of two subsets of observations namely; the retrospective record review and structured observations of the Fast Queue Service Point process. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22 was used to analyse data.' During the second phase semi-structured interviews were conducted with PHC staff members to describe their experiences of the Fast Queue Service Point and to clarify issues from the quantitative phase. Qualitative data was analysed using thematic analysis which employed Tesch?s open coding approach. Results: Although health care users received sufficient quality care, there were important care assessments that had been inadequately performed or omitted because of lack of equipment. These included clinical tests not assessed, discussing side effects of medications and or immunizations and the management thereof.' Childrens? weights were not interpreted, an important aspect for children under five years of age.' There was also lack of supportive supervision coupled with shortage of resources. Too many time-consuming written records were required in order to compile accurate statistics, taking time away from nursing care. Conclusion: Health care facilities are congested by health care users who visit the facility regularly mostly on follow up dates furnished by the health care providers.' Attention needs to be paid into how efficiently health care facilities function and that resources with assistance from clinic supervisors.
Keywords:
National Core Standards; Quality of care; Primary health care
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16PST279; INRC16PST279
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleAnalysis of the Quality of Care for Primary Health Care Users in Ethekwini District, Kwazulu-Natalen
dc.contributor.authorSokhela, Dudu Gloriaen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsDudu Gloria Sokhela, RN, RM, dudus@dut.ac.zaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616285-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016 and Sunday, July 24, 2016: Purpose: This mixed methods study aimed to assess the functioning and processes of the Fast Queue Service Point in order to analyse the quality of care rendered in primary health care (PHC) facilities in the eThekwini district of the KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa.' Quality care would be measured through clinical assessments that were required for each health care user. The Fast Queue Service Point provides service in PHC facilities for health care users requiring short consultations, including those with chronic illnesses, well babies and those coming for family planning.' Congestion of PHC facilities is a result of increased access to PHC services with the introduction of free PHC services. This congestion was aggravated by the decentralization of services from hospitals to PHC level such as the introduction on Nurse Initiated Management of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (NIMART). In 2010, the National Core Standards (NCS) for health establishments were formulated further to the PHC Service package, to address issues of quality. Methods: An explanatory sequential mixed method study design was used and data collection was conducted in two phases; the quantitative data collection phase consisting of two subsets of observations namely; the retrospective record review and structured observations of the Fast Queue Service Point process. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22 was used to analyse data.' During the second phase semi-structured interviews were conducted with PHC staff members to describe their experiences of the Fast Queue Service Point and to clarify issues from the quantitative phase. Qualitative data was analysed using thematic analysis which employed Tesch?s open coding approach. Results: Although health care users received sufficient quality care, there were important care assessments that had been inadequately performed or omitted because of lack of equipment. These included clinical tests not assessed, discussing side effects of medications and or immunizations and the management thereof.' Childrens? weights were not interpreted, an important aspect for children under five years of age.' There was also lack of supportive supervision coupled with shortage of resources. Too many time-consuming written records were required in order to compile accurate statistics, taking time away from nursing care. Conclusion: Health care facilities are congested by health care users who visit the facility regularly mostly on follow up dates furnished by the health care providers.' Attention needs to be paid into how efficiently health care facilities function and that resources with assistance from clinic supervisors.en
dc.subjectNational Core Standardsen
dc.subjectQuality of careen
dc.subjectPrimary health careen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:09:00Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:09:00Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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