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An evaluation of the implementation and capacity of hospital boards at district hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal in 2008.
Introduction Hospital boards are vital structures that represent the needs and aspirations, of the community that hospitals serve. Aim This study aims to determine whether district-level hospital boards in KwaZulu-Natal ...
Evaluation of drinking water quality in Lake Mzingazi in Richards Bay.
Introduction Lake Mzingazi is the only suitable source of domestic water supply for the Richards Bay community. Rapid industrialisation in the city of uMhlathuze, accompanied by an influx of people, has resulted in informal ...
Quality of paediatric care at King Edward VIII hospital.
The purpose of health service research is to produce knowledge that will contribute to the improvement in the delivery of health care and it is in this spirit that this study of the quality of paediatric care at King ...
A profile of children admitted to a rehydration unit.
The first twelve months operation of a five-bed rehydration unit at Osindisweni Hospital is described and data related to admissions presented. Osindisweni hospital is situated in a rural area north of Durban and has ...
An evaluation of needlestick injuries amongst staff at a large urban hospital.
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Investigating the quality of referral and support systems between fixed clinics and district hospitals in area 3 of KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Department of Health.
Introduction A well-functioning primary health care system depends on all three levels of healthcare, that is, the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care. District hospitals have a major role to play in the development ...
A retrospective analysis of prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) outcomes in a group of infants attending paediatric practices in central Durban.
The vast majority of paediatric HIV occurs in sub-Saharan Africa and could be averted through implementation of effective Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) strategies. At the United Nations General Assembly ...
Health care waste management in public clinics in the iLembe District : situational analysis and intervention strategy.
INTRODUCTION All waste generated at health care facilities in the past was regarded as hazardous and needed to be incinerated first before it was disposed. The purpose of this study was to investigate health care waste ...
The epidemiology of motor vehicle collisions involving pedestrians in eThekwini Municipality, 2001-2006.
Introduction Road traffic collisions in developing countries contribute towards the greatest burden of disabilities and fatalities globally. Concern has arisen about the high proportion of pedestrians involved in ...
Description of health seeking behaviours and experiences of homeless people in South Central Durban, South Africa.
The study aimed to describe the health seeking behaviours and experiences of homeless people in South Central Durban. Homelessness is a broad and complex term that affects many people in South Africa. Homelessness inevitably ...