Assessment of Referral System Quality from Clients’ Perspectives at Outpatient Consultancy Clinics in Al-Hilla City Hospitals

Authors

  • Mahdi Hamzah Manthoor Al-Taee1 , Mahasin Talib Al-Harbawi2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10580

Keywords:

Assessment; referral system; quality; clients; Outpatient Consultancy Clinics.

Abstract

Aim: The aim of the study is to assess the referral system quality from clients’ perspectives at outpatient

consultancy clinics in al-Hilla city hospitals.

Subjects and Methods: A descriptive analytic study design was carried out at outpatient consultancy

clinics of Al- Hilla city hospital (Al-Hilla and Al-Imam Al-Sadiq general teaching hospital) from March

14 th to December 12 th 2019. Non – probability (purposive) sample of 200 clients who were coming to the

Outpatient Consultancy Clinics were selected. Data is collected through used of an assessment tools and

interview technique with (19) items of questionnaire. Reliability of instrument was determined through the

use of Alpha Cronbach approach and the instrument validity was determined through a panel of experts. The

analysis of the data was used descriptive statistics frequencies, percentages, mean, mean of score, cut off

point, Chi square. In order to assess the referral system quality from clients’ perspectives.

Results: The findings of the present study reveal that overall assessment of the referral system quality is poor,

grand mean of referral system services from clients’ perspectives are fair, majority reason for referring is

lack of specialty(51%), and finally; medical diseases unit is most referred clients to it(24%). .

Conclusion: The study concluded that poor referral system quality for clients at outpatient consultancy

clinics in Al-Hilla city hospitals.

Author Biography

Mahdi Hamzah Manthoor Al-Taee1 , Mahasin Talib Al-Harbawi2

M.Sc. Academic Nursing Specialist, High Institute of Health Vocational, Ministry of Health. PhD Student, 2 Ph.D. Assistant Prof., Department of Community Health Nursing, bab-Al-Moudham

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Mahdi Hamzah Manthoor Al-Taee1 , Mahasin Talib Al-Harbawi2. (2020). Assessment of Referral System Quality from Clients’ Perspectives at Outpatient Consultancy Clinics in Al-Hilla City Hospitals. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1347-1352. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10580