Utilization of primary health services in Port Sudan, Sudan.
The utilization of primary health services provided by
two health centres and a hospital out-patient department was studied.
The epidemiologic pattern was similar in the three health care
facilities; minor gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract and skin
conditions formed the majority of cases. Distance was a limiting factor
for utilization of health services in the health centres and not in the
hospital. The average consultation time per patient was two minutes.
Lack of drugs was the universal problem. Suggestions and recommendations
to solve some of the problems and improve services are presented.
PMID: 6506206 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]