Evaluation of community health services utilization : a case study from Colombia.
In a PHC project in Choco, Columbia, Community Health Workers (CHWs) were trained in curative care of some simple diseases.
Consultations were registered in a village-based monitoring system.
Of registered cases, about 60% was treated by CHWs and 15% referred by them.
Episodes were underregistered.
A cross-sectional survey was carried out in 6 villages, among 890 persons.
The CHW was consulted in 6.5% of the cases in which a consultation had been made.
This low percentage of consulting the CHW is explained by the lack of perception of all diagnosed morbidity.
Reasons for low consultation rates were found in a household survey.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Homme, Evaluation, Colombie, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Utilisation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Human, Evaluation, Colombia, South America, America, Use
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0472911
Code Inist : 002B30A. Création : 199406.