The evaluation of knowledge and practice on clinical pathways among health care workers at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC) Malaysia

Saperi Sulong, Haris Cendera Khazaani Osman, Aniza Ismail

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Abstract

The rapid development in the health sector has spurred many healthcare organizations to improve their productivity and quality, particularly in terms of service. Clinical Pathways was introduced with the objective of improving the quality of care and services in health; while at the same time eyeing the possibility of reducing the medical expenses. It can be defined as a document based tool that links the best available evidence and clinical practice and provides recommendations, the process and time frame for the clinical management of healthcare. A cross sectional study was carried out at University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC) Malaysia with the aim to evaluate the level of knowledge about Clinical Pathways (CP) and to ascertain its level of practice in the implementation of CP among healthcare workers at UKMMC; and to establish correlated determinant factors. The study involved a total of 127 respondents; majority of whom were female (77.2%), aged between 32 and 45 years (51.2%), working as nurses (71.7%), and having working experience of six years or longer (52.0%) at UKMMC. The findings reveal that 52.8% of respondents agreed that there is a proper implementation of the Clinical Pathways (CP) programme at UKMMC; and that 52.0% of the respondents have a higher level of knowledge about CP and 70.1% of them practiced it well. The findings also unravel two factors (position and working experience) as the predictors of respondents' level of knowledge about CP, and position as a predictor representing the practice of it at UKMMC. It can be safely surmised that most of the respondents have a higher level of knowledge about Clinical Pathways and that they practice it well in their daily task as healthcare workers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-76
Number of pages8
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Critical Pathways
Malaysia
Delivery of Health Care
Quality of Health Care
Health Services
Cross-Sectional Studies
Nurses
Surveys and Questionnaires
Health

Keywords

  • Clinical pathways
  • Knowledge
  • Practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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