Now available in a whole new working paper series! If you missed the summary blog post, it's here:
From health worker absenteeism to facility conditions, et al. examine overall healthcare readiness across African countries. The takeaway: improving health worker knowledge is a top priority: 🤰🏾⤵️
New research from and co! • Health workers in 10 African countries correctly diagnose just 64% of cases of some common conditions • Focusing just on absenteeism doesn't really help! You need to make sure they have training & support
Of 4 conditions vital for maternal & child health, just 14% of facilities studied have at least one provider present for correct diagnosis & treatment. 🤰🏾 et al. assess the quality of health care across African countries: ⤵️
Nice paper by Laura Di Giorgio et al. -- What Health Workers in Africa Know, What They Have to Work With, and How To Translate That into Quality of Care
What do health workers know? What do they have to work with? We use representative survey data from 10 African countries to examine the implications for quality of care. Forthcoming at Working paper: Blog post:
Here's some fascinating new research from the team about healthcare quality in 10 African countries. On average, common conditions are diagnosed correctly 64% of the time, and treated correctly 72% of the time.
What Health Workers in Africa Know, What They Have to Work With, and How To Translate That into Quality of Care