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Quarterly Integrated Supportive Supervision (QISS) in Hospitals in a Nigerian State

Chinedu A. Idoko, Obiora Onowu, James Akpeh

Vol. 16, Jul-Dec 2023


Title: Quarterly Integrated Supportive Supervision (QISS) in Hospitals in a Nigerian State. Background: QISS is implemented quarterly in hospitals in Enugu State by the Enugu State Hospitals Management Board in collaboration with the Saving One Million Lives (SOML) and the State Ministry of Health. Objective: To determine the percentage point difference between two Quarterly Integrated Supportive Supervisory visits; to establish an improvement or not in work attendance and number of patients seen by health workers as a result of the QISS visits. Methodology: A Descriptive Cross-sectional Survey. The health facilities for the study are purposively selected. The different hospital departments/ wards are divided into strata, hospital records/ registers are accessed for the relevant data. Results: The study reflects the positive effect of QISS on work attendance of health workers, as well as number of patients seen/ attended to by health professionals. There was obviously very significant improvement in work attendance and increase in the number of patients attended to in virtually all the hospitals studied as a result of QISS as would be seen in the tables and figure. Conclusion: This study revealed a significant increase in work attendance of health workers and number of patients seen in the hospitals studied following QISS visits. Recommendations: A further research to determine other factors that may have contributed to increase in number of patients seen at facilities ma

DOI: http://doi.org/10.37648/ijrmst.v16i01.009

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