Improving healthcare treatment quality at lower-level hospitals helps reduce hospital congestionVietnam News #Level_HospitalsDecember 7, 2018
Patients with dengue fever share beds at Hà Nội’s Bạch Mai Hospital.
Dr Lương Ngọc Khuê, head of the Medical Examination and Treatment Department of the Ministry of Health, said building and upgrading new health facilities and improving the capacity of doctors, especially at the grassroots level, has helped reduce patient overloading at hospitals.
Overloading was being solved step by step, Khuê said, adding that patient satisfaction had been improved.
The Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) also shows people are more satisfied with public health services than in the past.
Patients’ waiting time has also fallen to an average of 48.5 minutes, saving 27.2 million labour days a year.
Overloads at inpatient treatment facilities have reduced dramatically.
To reduce overloads and improve the quality of medical examination and treatment services, the health sector is also trying to develop the satellite hospital network, apply information technology and transfer technology to lower-level hospitals.
The Ministry of Health also told hospitals under the ministry’s management to pledge that patients would no longer share beds after 24 or 48 hours of being hospitalised.
December, 07/2018 – 18:00|