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Evaluation of Local Mechanisms for Staff Motivation to Reduce Hospital Mortality

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00673166
First Posted: May 7, 2008
Last Update Posted: January 26, 2017
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Collaborator:
Statens Serum Institut
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Brian Greenwood, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  Purpose
We observed in a randomised intervention trial in Bissau that mortality due to malaria could be reduced by half by adding a small monetary incentive to the staff and strict follow-up of a standard protocol for available drugs. The Government and donors are not able to sustain such incentives. We intend to evaluate whether strict organisation of a cost recovery system and the use of part of the funds for staff incentives would improve performance of the staff and contribute to reduction of hospital and post-discharge mortality.

Condition Intervention
Hospital Mortality Malaria Procedure: Staff incentive & supervision Behavioral: Staff motivation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Evaluation of Local Mechanisms for Staff Motivation to Improve Treatment and Reduce Mortality Due to Malaria at the Paediatric Ward

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Further study details as provided by Brian Greenwood, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall hospital and malaria mortality [ Time Frame: One year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Parent's perception of the quality of care received [ Time Frame: One year ]

Enrollment: 900
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: Staff incentive & supervision
    Control & management of funds for incentive of staff; supervision
    Behavioral: Staff motivation
    Supervision, control of funds
Detailed Description:
A committee will organise collection and use of the money, and decide on incentives to be paid to the staff based on performance indicators. All children < 5 years of age admitted to the ward will be registered and followed-up until two months after the consultation. Data on the level of mortality before and after the study period will be collected. Furthermore, interviews on quality perception of the parents will be carried out before and after the study.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 59 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children under five years of age admitted to the ward
  • Parents of these children
  Contacts and Locations
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Locations
Guinea-Bissau
Paediatric department at the national hospital
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, 50
Sponsors and Collaborators
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Statens Serum Institut
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Amabelia Rodrigues, PhD Bandim Health Project & Gates Malaria Partnership
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Brian Greenwood, Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00673166     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HMTV
GMP_P_II_5
First Submitted: May 1, 2008
First Posted: May 7, 2008
Last Update Posted: January 26, 2017
Last Verified: January 2017

Keywords provided by Brian Greenwood, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine:
Staff motivation
Hospital mortality
Perception of quality of care

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Malaria
Protozoan Infections
Parasitic Diseases