Effects of utilization of basic health care provision fund on service delivery in primary health centres in Osun State
Keywords:Effect, Utilisation, BPHCF, PHC, Satisfaction
Background: One of the daunting challenges militating against the provision of quality healthcare services at the various primary health centres hindering the successive provision of sustainable and equitable PHC services. This study aimed to assess the effects of the utilization of the basic health care provision funds on service delivery in primary health centres in Osun State.
Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was adopted for this study among 384 respondents selected using multistage sampling methods from different LGAs in Osun State between June 2023 and February 2023. The research instrument was a semi-structured questionnaire analysed with SPSS version 25.0. Univariate and bivariate analysis were done as appropriate and a p value of <0.05 was taken as statistically significant.
Results: The study found that the majority (93.2%) of BHCPF-supported PHCs received monthly releases. Most patients (98.2%) were satisfied with service delivery, which influenced patient utilization of PHC facilities, albeit without statistical significance.
Conclusions: Most (90%) of the facilities provided most services in the component of PHCs, but less than one-third offered mental and dental health services. Implementing these services in BHCPF-supported PHCs is recommended.
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