Assessment of Managerial Practices at selected Teaching Hospital in Khartoum State: A case study

Document Type: Research Paper

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Internatioanal University of Africa

Abstract

Background and Objectives: Hospital management and its manner of governance influence different aspects of hospital performance. In Sudan; there we face scarcity of research about hospital management. The objective of this study was assessment of managerial practices of selected Teaching Hospital in order to improve the strategies of providing services and teaching.
Methods: A cross- sectional descriptive -analysis study was carried out in the period of January 1st to 15th of the year 2018. Sample size was 57 selected teaching hospital administrators, selected by randomly total coverage. The tool for data collection was a self-administered written questionnaire, which measures dimensions of planning, organizing, directing, evaluating, and materials, money, manpower and time management. Correlation test was used for data analysis through SPSS software version 20.
Results: Hospital administrators were 57.9% male and 42.1% female. 42% were married. 61% had a bachelor certificate. They gave overall high mean score on all dimensions of managerial practices; Planning=3.63, Organizing=3.66, Directing=3.69, Evaluating=3.57, Materials management=3.67, Money management=3.47, Manpower management=3.66, Time management=3.7 and Total variables=3.64.
A weak significant relationship was observed between ‘materials management’ and ‘money management’, ‘money management’ and ‘directing’, and also between ‘time management’ and ‘planning’dimensions.
Conclusion: Hospital managers have to launch urgent initiative programs to concentrate on and enhance specific aspects of hospital administration to improve their general management, including preparedness to internal fire disasters, financing from other than government sources, adequacy of healthcare workers and evaluation of satisfaction rate of customers. Health policymakers have to give hospitals higher levels of autonomy in managing, including financial budgeting, and human resource management. 

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