Research Papers/Topics in Health Services Management

The Effect of Women’s Empowerment On Utilization of Reproductive Health Services in Ghana

ABSTRACT  The study examined the effect of women’s empowerment on utilisation of reproductive health services in Ghana. Women’s empowerment dimensions included access to economic resources and social norms, while reproductive health services comprised: (contraceptive use, timing of first antenatal visits, skilled birth attendance and place of delivery). The study used the Ghana Demographic and Health Survey 2008, dataset, which is a nationally representative sample. From the two empo...

Factors Affecting Patient Waiting Time in the Out Patient Department in Health Care Delivery in Mokwa

ABSTRACT Patient waiting time is the time interval between when a patient presents him/herself for health care services and when he/she finally leaves the health facilities. This project work examined the causes of patient waiting time in the outpatient department at the General Hospital Mokwa. Using simple random of twenty one questionnaires to elicit information from health record officer, physician and patient attending consultative outpatient department. The results obtained indicat...

Electronic Health Reacord (Ehr) Benefit Realization: Assessing The Perception And Expectation Among Electronic Health Record Users At The Volta River Authority (Vra) Clinic.

ABSTRACT Electronic Health Records (EHR) are being flaunted as the “perfect” replacement for paperbased patient records yet many researches show that adoption and success rate of this Information Technology is less than satisfactory. Involvement of users in system specification and evaluation of performance of EHR has been suggested in literature as one key factor towards successful realization of EHR benefits. The study compares EHR users’ level of benefit realization expectations...

Perception and Utilisation of Traditional Orthopaedic Services by Orthopaedic Patients in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

Abstract Despite the relative availability of modern medical services in Nigerian urban cities, orthopaedic patients have continued to patronize Traditional orthopaedic practitioners (TOP) even in the midst of low recognition. This study focused on the persistent utilization of traditional orthopaedic services (TOS) by patients in Ilorin. Health belief model was adopted as theoretical basis for the study. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were combined Multistage sampling techni...