Evaluation of Local Mechanisms for Staff Motivation to Reduce Hospital Mortality

This study has been completed.
Statens Serum Institut
Information provided by:
Gates Malaria Partnership
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: May 1, 2008
Last updated: March 5, 2009
Last verified: March 2009
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
Procedure: Staff incentive & supervision
Behavioral: Staff motivation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: 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 Gates Malaria Partnership:

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.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children under five years of age admitted to the ward
  • Parents of these children
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00673166

Paediatric department at the national hospital
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, 50
Sponsors and Collaborators
Gates Malaria Partnership
Statens Serum Institut
Principal Investigator: Amabelia Rodrigues, PhD Bandim Health Project & Gates Malaria Partnership
  More Information

Responsible Party: Peter Aaby, Bandim Health Project
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00673166     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HMTV  GMP_P_II_5 
Study First Received: May 1, 2008
Last Updated: March 5, 2009

Keywords provided by Gates Malaria Partnership:
Staff motivation
Hospital mortality
Perception of quality of care

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Protozoan Infections
Parasitic Diseases

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