Volume 5, Issue 2, March 2017, Page: 31-36
Quality of Delivery Service at Public Health Facilities in Arba Minch District, Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia
Zeritu Dewana, Department of Midwifery, Arba Minch Health Science College, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Abebe Gebremariam, Department of Population and Family Health, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
Misra Abdulahi, Department of Population and Family Health, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
Teshale Fikadu, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences and Medicine, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia
Wolde Facha, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences and Medicine, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia
Received: Feb. 10, 2017;       Accepted: Mar. 7, 2017;       Published: Mar. 31, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.jgo.20170502.12      View  1780      Downloads  103
Abstract
Quality of delivery care service is an important aspect of maternal healthcare which enhance delivery services utilization by mothers. Assessing quality of delivery services is a global priority particularly in developing countries; however reports on this aspect are scarce, which calls for further study. Therefore, the objective of this study was to assess quality of delivery care at public health facilities in Arba Minch district, Gamo Gofa zone, Southern Ethiopia. A cross sectional facility based study was conducted among women who gave birth at public health facilities in this area. A total of nine health facilities, 27 key informants and 256 women were included in the study. Data were analyzed using SPSS 20.0 statistical software. The overall quality of delivery care was 54.06% and mother’s satisfied on delivery care was 90.2%. Shortage of some medical equipment, drugs and supplies, trained man power, few proper partograph records, good client provider interaction, good client satisfaction and low infection prevention practice was observed in our study. As a conclusion poor quality delivery service was observed at public health facilities. Thus, efforts should be made by government for improving facilities capacity and performance of care providers in order to improve the quality of delivery care.
Keywords
Delivery, Quality Care, Satisfaction, Delivery Service, Southern Ethiopia
To cite this article
Zeritu Dewana, Abebe Gebremariam, Misra Abdulahi, Teshale Fikadu, Wolde Facha, Quality of Delivery Service at Public Health Facilities in Arba Minch District, Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia, Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2017, pp. 31-36. doi: 10.11648/j.jgo.20170502.12
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