Centre for Primary Care & Health Services Research Seminar: ‘Know-do gaps in the quality of care for sick children: evidence from five countries in sub-Saharan Africa’
|23 November 2021
|13:00 - 14:00
|What is it:
|Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
|Who is it for:
|University staff, Current University students
|Dr Emma Clarke-Deelder
Join us at this CPC&HSR seminar hosted by Dr Igor Francetic.
Speaker: Dr. Emma Clarke-Deelder, Postdoc at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in Basel (Switzerland)
Title: Know-do gaps in the quality of care for sick children: evidence from five countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Paper summary: While global child mortality has decreased by more than 50% over the past 30 years, child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa remains high: over 7% of children born in the region die before their 5th birthday. In this paper, we analyze a novel dataset from Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Nigeria to assess the quality of care provided to sick children visiting health facilities with fever, cough, or diarrhea.
For a sample of 4,782 child health visits, we describe adherence to World Health Organization guidelines for diagnosis and treatment based on direct clinical observation. We compare guideline adherence with providers' knowledge of clinical guidelines, measured using clinical vignettes. We document substantial gaps in clinical knowledge of guidelines for care for common childhood illnesses and find that, even when providers know the guidelines, adherence is often very low.
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Dr Emma Clarke-Deelder
Role: Postdoc at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in Basel (Switzerland)
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