Original Research Paper
Assessment of Primary Health-Care Centers in Dammam and Khobar, Saudi Arabia. A comparison between CBAHI and Non-CBAHI accredited centers.
ObjectivesPrimary care fundamentally contributes to Saudi Arabias health-care system. Saudi Vision 2030 targets high-quality primary health care. Knowing where we stand to fulfill this is important. This study assesses primary health-care centers and compares accredited centers with nonaccredited centers in Dammam and Khobar, Saudi Arabia. (1)MethodCross-sectional study was used as a primary care assessment tool (PCAT) through direct interviews with directors of primary health-care centers (PHCCs). The PHCCs were studied as groups A (CBAHI-accredited) and B (nonCBAHI-accredited).ResultsThe total mean of PCAT score for group B (247) was poorer than that for group A (287), with a p-value of 0.100. Most of the statistical variability between the two groups was in the domain (community orientation), with a p-value of 0.083.ConclusionMost of the nonCBAHI-accredited PHCCs had poorer scores for primary health-care domains when compared with CBAHI-accredited centers, largely because of limited comprehensive care and community orientation. However, we found that the difference of the total PCAT scores between the two groups was statistically insignificant.The results may raise a question regarding the validity and the impact of CBAHI accreditation on the actual services provided
Keywords :PCAT non–CBAHI Primary health care (PHC) CBAHI
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ASSESSMENT OF PRIMARY HEALTH-CARE CENTERS IN DAMMAM AND KHOBAR, SAUDI ARABIA. A COMPARISON BETWEEN CBAHI AND NON-CBAHI ACCREDITED CENTERS., Ali Al-Muraikhi, Dr. Fayez Al-Zahrani, Dr. Bashayer Makinze, Mr. Ibrahim Abdulla El-Hassan Osman, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MEDICINE : Volume-4 | Issue-5 | September-2020
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