INTERPROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION: A TOOL TO ENHANCE EFFECTIVE HEALTH INFORMATION SERVICES IN FEDERAL TERTIARY HOSPITALS IN NIGERIA
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The opportunity to learn from colleagues is guaranteed in a collaborative work environment as knowledge and expertise is mutual and multiple solutions to problems are generated. This study presents the extent of interprofessional collaboration practices among Doctors, Nurses and Health Information Managers at the Federal Tertiary Hospitals in Nigeria.
The study employed descriptive survey design with a sample size of 204 Medical Doctors, 180 Nurses and 95 Health Information Managers recruited at the Federal Tertiary Hospitals at the South-West, South-South and North-Central, Nigeria. Data analysis involved the use of Analysis of variance (ANOVA). The findings from the study revealed that the group means of interprofessional collaboration practices partnership (F = .503, P >.05), cooperation (F =. 577, P >.05), coordination (F = 1.133, P >.05) and Shared decision making (F = .184, P >.05) among Doctors, Nurses and Health Information Managers is not significantly different among Doctors, Nurses and Health Information Managers.
The study concluded that the current practice of interprofessional collaboration should be maintained for sustainable health service delivery in Nigeria Tertiary Teaching Hospitals.
Further details about this study may be found here, https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Jgslludk6n1uRa-t7S0WUUEGzVJzbqEr
Opele, J.K. PhD National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria* Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Babale Garba School of Health Information Management, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital,PMB 1414 Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.
Adepoju, K. Department of Health Information, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife