Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorNyamari, J. M.
dc.contributor.authorAkungah, N. D.
dc.contributor.authorWesson, H.K.
dc.contributor.authorStevens, K.A.
dc.contributor.authorBachani, A.M.
dc.contributor.authorMogere, S
dc.contributor.authorMasasabi Wekesa J
dc.contributor.authorHyder, A.A.
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-17T08:54:50Z
dc.date.available2015-02-17T08:54:50Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationQualitative Health Research 1–11 2015en_US
dc.identifier.issn1049-7323
dc.identifier.other1552-7557
dc.identifier.urihttp://qhr.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/01/06/1049732314562890.full.pdf+html
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/12245
dc.description.abstractInjury is a leading cause of death and disability in low- and middle-income countries. Kenya has a particularly high burden of injuries, accounting for 88.4 deaths per 100,000 population. Despite recent attempts to prioritize injury prevention in Kenya, trauma care systems have not been assessed. We assessed perceptions of formal and informal district-level trauma systems through 25 qualitative semi-structured interviews and 16 focus group discussions with Ministry of Health officials, district hospital administrators, health care providers, police, and community members. We used the principles of theoretical analysis to identify common themes of prehospital and hospital trauma care. We found prehospital care relied primarily on “good Samaritans” and police. We described hospital care in terms of human resources, infrastructure, and definitive care. The interviewers repeatedly emphasized the lack of hospital infrastructure. We showed the need to develop prehospital care systems and strengthen hospital trauma care services.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.subjecttraumaen_US
dc.subjecthealth seekingen_US
dc.subjecthealth careen_US
dc.subjectaccess toen_US
dc.subjectAfricaen_US
dc.subjectsub-Saharanen_US
dc.subjectresearchen_US
dc.subjectqualitativeen_US
dc.titleTrauma Systems in Kenya: A Qualitative Analysis at the District Level.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record