Evaluating the Quality of Primary Health Care Services in Primary Health Care Center in Najaf Governorate

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Mohammed H. Obaid, Jabbar T. Ahmed, Salam J. Mohammed

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Background: Quality of care is considered as a critical component of the health-care delivery system that must be prioritized. In reality, primary health care includes a wide range of essential services, increasing the importance of evaluating its quality. Aim of study: To evaluate primary health care services in Najaf governorate by applying quality standards and indicators of health centers. Materials and Methods: This is a descriptive, cross-sectional study conducted at 23 randomly selected (simple sample) Primary Health Centers in Najaf governorate. Data were collected during the period starting (November 2020-February2021). Results: The average percentage of Immunization Unit was 58.39%. While (91.3%) of PHCCs were poor regarding the presence of medical staff according to the standards. 95.7% of the study centers had a good score for provide all vaccines in the institution. As for Health promotion unit, the study found that a high percentage of PHCCs had good indicators. Conclusion: The current study shows there are clear deficiencies in standards including; medical staff, medical units, and 1st & 4th antenatal visit.

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Mohammed H. Obaid, Jabbar T. Ahmed, Salam J. Mohammed. (2021). Evaluating the Quality of Primary Health Care Services in Primary Health Care Center in Najaf Governorate. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 25(6), 9728–9837. Retrieved from https://www.annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/7317
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