Volume : VI, Issue : VIII, August - 2017

ASSESSMENT OF NUTRITIONAL KNOWLEDGE OF LACTATING MOTHER IN RURAL AREA

Bithumol V. S, Junior Sundresh N

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 Aim: The present study sought to survey the perception of healthcare professionals towards the bed utilization in a Tertiary Care

Methods: The data were collected using a researcher-made structured questionnaire. The responses were quantified on 3-point Likert type scale where 3 was taken for “Agree”, 2 for “Can’t say”, and 1 for “Disagree”.

Results: The majority of the doctors (83%) believed that patient stay in the hospital is longer than standard. The agreement on such factors as complete satisfaction of patients’ needs, large number of beds, inability of family members to take care of patients, and uncooperative attitude of patients contributing to bed over-utilization was low (11- 39%).

Conclusion: According to our results, implementation of quality assurance system in ward management, revising admission and discharge policy, improving hospital information system, use of modern technology, providing clear-cut job description, and providing the clinicians with appropriate training may help alleviate the patient overstay and suboptimal utilization of resources in hospital.

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Geethu K.G, N. Junior Sundresh, A STUDY ON HOSPITAL BED UTILIZATION IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITALS, GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : VOLUME-6, ISSUE-8, AUGUST-2017


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