Illness and efficiency of health services delivery in a district hospital

R. M. Einterz, J. R. Goss, S. Kelley, W. Lore

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Abstract

Demographic data, medical problems and diagnosis, and efficiency of laboratory investigations and drug administration were evaluated in all patients admitted to an adult medical ward over a one month period at a district hospital in Kenya. The results show that the medical ward serves a poor, cosmopolitan population in the economically productve age range. Mental disorders (16%), symptoms and ill-defined conditions (16%), and infective and parasitic disease (15%) were the most common diagnoses. Out of 999 orders and/or results, 357 were delayed, interrupted, never done, or never received. Factors that affect medical education and efficiency of health services delivery at a district hospital are identified and discussed. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-253
Number of pages6
JournalEast African medical journal
Volume69
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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    Einterz, R. M., Goss, J. R., Kelley, S., & Lore, W. (1992). Illness and efficiency of health services delivery in a district hospital. East African medical journal, 69(3), 248-253.