Health Services Performance for TB Treatment in Two Districts of Punjab –DHQ Sahiwal & BVH Bahawalpur. Health Services Performance

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Sehar Iqbal
Mairaj Muhammad
Abdul Samad Qureshi

Abstract

Introduction: Pakistan ranks 5th among the 22 countries with the highest incidence levels of tuberculosis (TB) smear-positive case; TB remains the leading killer infectious disease in the world, with 1.7 million death.


Objective: The objective of our study is to determine the health services performance for TB treatment in DHQ, Sahiwal and BVH, Bahawalpur with the attributes for treatment.


Methodology: For this cross-sectional study 100 TB patients were identified through simple random sampling. Relevant information was collected by using the Primary Care Assessment Tool adapted for TB care. Data was entered and analyzed by SPSS version 22 and presented as number and percentages.


Results: Results from both cities  for male and female patients were recorded with respect to “Access to treatment”, ‘Home visits’, “bond”, “professional respond clearly” and “range of services”. The dimension “coordination’, “family focus”, and “Professional ask about living conditions” were also recorded.


Conclusion: Incentives to improve care organization and management practices can contribute towards a better performance of health services in TB treatment in Pakistan and all over the world.


 


Keywords: Health services, Performances, TB treatment.

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