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Healthcare Quality Saudi Arabia

Thamir M Alshammari
Patient education is one of the main factors of patient therapeutic plan and without it, the patient may not benefit from his/her medications. Several studies showed the effectiveness of educating patients about their disease(s) and their medication(s) which ultimately enhance their quality of life especially in chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Concept of patient education is well known and understood in the Western countries while in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia it is not well established despite some efforts made by few big hospitals...
September 2016: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
Majed Al Dogether, Yahya Al Muallem, Mowafa Househ, Basema Saddik, Mohamed Khalifa
In recent decades, healthcare organizations have undergone a significant transformation with the integration of Information and Communication Technologies within healthcare operations to improve healthcare services. Various technologies such as Hospital Information Systems (HIS), Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) have been incorporated into healthcare services. The aim of this study is to evaluate the completeness of outpatients' laboratory paper based request forms in comparison with a electronic laboratory request system...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Infection and Public Health
Assim A Alfadda, Madhawi M Al-Dhwayan, Abdulhameed A Alharbi, Basema K Al Khudhair, Omar M Al Nozha, Nawal M Al-Qahtani, Saad H Alzahrani, Wedad M Bardisi, Reem M Sallam, John J Riva, Jan L Brożek, Holger J Schünemann, Ainsley Moore
OBJECTIVE: To assist healthcare providers in evidence-based clinical decision-making for the management of overweight and obese adults in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: The Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia assembled an expert Saudi panel to produce this clinical practice guideline in 2015. In collaboration with the methodological working group from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach, which describes both the strength of recommendation and the quality of evidence  RESULTS: After identifying 11 questions, corresponding recommendations were agreed upon as guidance for the management of overweight and obese adults...
October 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
Mohammed Almasabi, Shane Thomas
In 2005, the Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI) was launched in Saudi Arabia in order to improve the quality of care. By 2010, the first hospital was accredited by CBAHI, followed by many hospitals in following years. The aim of this study is to examine the impact of CBAHI on quality of care. In this study we used a mixed methods approach involving surveys, documentary analyses and semi-structure interviews. Surveys data were collected from 669 staff. Documentary analyses included mortality, infection and length of stay...
July 19, 2016: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
Mustafa Khan, Parwaiz Khalid, Youssef Al-Said, Edward Cupler, Lamia Almorsy, Mohamed Khalifa
Turnaround time is one of the most important healthcare performance indicators. King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia worked on reducing the reports turnaround time of the neurophysiology lab from more than two weeks to only five working days for 90% of cases. The main quality improvement methodology used was the FOCUS PDCA. Using root cause analysis, Pareto analysis and qualitative survey methods, the main factors contributing to the delay of turnaround time and the suggested improvement strategies were identified and implemented, through restructuring transcriptionists daily tasks, rescheduling physicians time and alerting for new reports, engaging consultants, consistent coordination and prioritizing critical reports...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Khalid M Almutairi
This study aims to determine the level of satisfaction of patients who visit primary healthcare centers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The investigation was a cross-sectional study conducted in twenty randomly selected primary healthcare centers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from October to December 2014. A descriptive data analysis was performed. Eligible participants had visited at least one of the selected primary healthcare centers within the past 12 months. A total of 1741 participants completed the survey, providing a response rate of 87 % (43 % male, 57 % female)...
June 13, 2016: Journal of Religion and Health
Ahmad E Aboshaiqah, Wadi B Alonazi, Joel Gonzales Patalagsa
AIM: To compare patients' assessment of quality of care provided by public tertiary hospitals grouped according to accreditation status. BACKGROUND: Healthcare institutions worldwide are increasingly adopting accreditation as continuing initiative aimed at improving structures, processes and outcomes associated with quality of care. Patients being recipients of health care need to participate in assessing the quality of care they experienced while confined for therapeutic management...
May 25, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Meriem Bensadok, Abdulkareem Almomen, Azzam Alzoebie, Soraya Benchikh El Fegoun, Yasser Wali, Fati Hamzy, Nemra Gaid Mehalhal, Fatiha Grifi, Selma Hamdi, Naima Mesli, Tarek Owaidah, Hossam Ali Saad, Nouredine Sidi Mansour, Hadj Touhami
Home therapy for uncomplicated mild/moderate bleeding can decrease healthcare burden, promote self-esteem, reduce complications, and provide near-normal quality of life. To evaluate recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) as home therapy for joint bleeds in Algeria, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. Twenty-seven patients aged more than 2 years with congenital haemophilia and inhibitors were monitored for up to 8 months after a first haemarthrosis episode treated with rFVIIa. Assessments were made by patients/caregivers with a standardized diary...
April 22, 2016: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
Abeer M Alrashed
Although informal caregiving is a vital element in the process of supporting individuals with dependency, it is unrecognised most of the time, particularly by caregivers themselves. In Saudi Arabia, little attention has been devoted to informal caregivers; therefore, scarce coverage of this topic is obvious within the literature. This descriptive cross-sectional study was carried to explore informal caregiving within Saudi society by (i) describing informal caregivers and their care recipients and (ii) measuring the scope of care and enabling arrangements in the lives of informal caregivers...
April 14, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
A K Alotaibi, S K Alotaibi, M Alshayiqi, S Ramalingam
INTRODUCTION: Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a major morbid outcome among intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Providing oral care for intubated patients is an important task by the ICU nursing staff in reducing the mortality and morbidity. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the attitudes and knowledge of ICU nurses regarding oral care delivery to critically ill patients in Saudi Arabian ICUs. The findings were further correlated to the presence of healthcare quality accreditation of the institution...
April 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Wadi B Alonazi
BACKGROUND: Owing to a scarcity of data or other causes, patient research on the orphan population is lacking in most societies. Consequently, the primary goal of this study was to explore quality of life (QOL) and quality of care (QOC) among orphan patients (OPs) receiving tertiary healthcare services in Saudi Arabia (SA). METHOD: This study used a cross-sectional, quantitative survey design. Participants included 216 OPs either currently undergoing or who had undergone treatment for common chronic diseases (CDs) (e...
2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Mahmoud Abdulrahman Mahmoud, Abdulmohsen H Al-Zalabani, Khalid A Bin Abdulrahman
In the last decade, public health (PH) has come to the frontlines in Saudi Arabia. The recent outbreak of a novel corona virus (MERS-CoV) highlighted the importance of PH services and the need for a competent PH workforce. The urgency and panic induced by infectious disease outbreaks explain the heightened interest. Decision makers' interest in public health was observed through a series of decisions, including creating a position for Deputy Minister for Public Health, changing the name of "Directorate of Primary Healthcare Centers" to "Directorate of Public Health" in all health regions and initiating a special scholarship program to prepare health administration professionals in collaboration with US-based universities...
2016: Medical Teacher
Mohammed Aljuaid, Fahmida Mannan, Zain Chaudhry, Salman Rawaf, Azeem Majeed
OBJECTIVES: To identify the key issues, problems, barriers and challenges particularly in relation to the quality of care in university hospitals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), and to provide recommendations for improvement. METHODS: A systematic search was carried out using five electronic databases, for articles published between January 2004 and January 2015. We included studies conducted in university hospitals in KSA that focused on the quality of healthcare...
2016: BMJ Open
Hajed Hashan, Ibrahim Aljuffali, Prisha Patel, Stuart Walker
OBJECTIVE: This study compares the current regulatory review process and good review practices at the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) with those of regulatory agencies in Australia, Canada, and Singapore and identifies opportunities for developing the SFDA as a Regional Centre of Excellence. METHODS: A questionnaire completed by the SFDA included data regarding the organisation, key milestones, review timelines, and good review practices of the agency. Similar information was obtained within the same timeframe (2014/2015) through the same standard questionnaire regarding the processes and practices for Health Canada, Singapore's Health Sciences Authority, and Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration...
2016: Pharmaceutical Medicine
Hanan A Ezzat Alkorashy, Fawziah Bakheet Al Moalad
BACKGROUND: Violence against nurses is a major challenge for healthcare administrators. It is gaining more attention because it has a negative impact on nurses, the quality of health care and health organization. Common types of violence include physical harassment, sexual abuse, aggression, mobbing and bullying. Patients, their relatives and co-workers are considered the main perpetrators. AIM: To determine the prevalence rate of workplace violence against nursing professionals in a university hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, most frequent type and perpetrators as well as the contributing factors...
June 2016: International Nursing Review
Asirvatham Alwin Robert, Mohamed Abdulaziz Al Dawish, Rim Braham, Maha Ali Musallam, Ayman Abdullah Al Hayek, Nasser Hazza Al Kahtany
The World Health Organization has ranked Saudi Arabia as having the second highest rate of diabetes in the Middle East (7th highest in the world) with an estimated population of 7 million living with diabetes and more than 3 million with pre-diabetes, this presents a pressing public health problem. Several challenges in diabetes management need to be tackled in Saudi Arabia, including the growing prevalence (chiefly among children and young adults), micro-and macrovascular complications, lifestyle changes, late diagnosis, poor awareness and high treatment costs...
January 26, 2016: Current Diabetes Reviews
Ibrahim Suliman Al-Aboudi, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Asrul Akmal Shafie, Asim Hassan, Alian A Alrasheedy
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to describe the health-related quality of life profile among type 2 diabetes patients in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was undertaken using a cohort of 75 patients attending the University Diabetic Centre at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. EuroQoL-5 dimension (EQ-5D) scale was used for the assessment of health-related quality of life. EQ-5D was scored using values derived from the UK general population survey...
2015: SAGE Open Medicine
Ahmad E Aboshaiqah, Hanadi Y Hamadi, Olfat A Salem, Nazik M A Zakari
AIM: To examine the differences in work engagement among nurses in Saudi Arabia and its relationship with personal characteristics across different hospital affiliations. BACKGROUND: Quality care requires an adequate supply of engaged nurses who are dedicated, energised and absorbed in their work. In the nursing profession, work engagement is of considerable importance, owing to the shortage of nurses and the continuing reduction in healthcare costs. METHOD: An analytic comparative cross-sectional design was used...
May 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Khalid M Almutairi
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is a complex disorder that requires continuous management and medical care. The purpose of this review is to identify and summarize the barriers that affect diabetes management in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: Studies that have examined the quality of diabetes management in Saudi Arabia were identified through online and manual literature searches. Two researchers independently searched and assessed for inclusion/exclusion criteria. All studies were screened by a specialist for the significance of the review...
December 2015: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Marwan A Bakarman, Hani A Alghamdi, Rajaa M Alraddadi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: We compared the adequacy of the management of hemodialysis patients in different health sectors in a major city in Saudi Arabia. DESIGN AND SETTINGS: Cross-sectional analytic study conducted in three different health sectors in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: Data was collected from nine hemodialysis centers, which represent three sectors: Ministry of Health, governmental (but not health ministry) hospitals, and charity centers...
July 2015: Annals of Saudi Medicine
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