Mid-level health managers in a developing country were studied to examine the extent to which they are able to use and analyse data they receive from a new health information system.
Among 168 managers filling out a self-administered questionnaire, 52% could compute a simple cost-effectiveness ratio and 27% were able to calculate proportions.
Only 43% of the managers were able to construct a cumulative graph similar to the one recommended by WHO.
Facility with these tasks was not related to levels of training or age.
Twelve out of 25 programme managers interviewed in depth did not know how well their particular programme had performed in the previous year.
Similarly, only six of these managers knew their best and poorest performing districts.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système information, Pays en développement, Analyse donnée, Prise décision, Programme sanitaire, Homme, Aptitude
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Information system, Developing countries, Data analysis, Decision making, Sanitary program, Human, Ability
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0261621
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.