Type ofstudy & Study design: It is a cross sectional study.
Study population: Study willbe conducted over the period of three months during the months of June andaugust of 2018 in Raichur city of Karnataka. Study population for the survey willbe all the healthcare facilities in the Raichur locality.Sample size:This studywill involve, major healthcare facilities where both inpatients and outpatientsare treated(federal or general hospitals) as well as minor healthcare facilitieswhere only outpatients are treated(blood centre’s, health service posts).Selectioncriteria: According to recent report by National Institutionfor Transforming India, also called NITI Aayog, the Raichur city is calledas a backward district along with 114 other districts of India. Communityhealth in such backward district can be achieved by proper HCW managementpractices in various healthcare facility.Datacollection procedure: Principle investigator along with trained datacollection team will be visiting the site.
After explaining the design andpurpose of the study, data will be collected using standard and validate worldhealth organization(WHO) questionnaire for assessment of HCW management and thesame is later analyzed.Qualitycontrol: The standard WHO questionnaire consists of all theaspects of HCW management practices. Amount of HCW generated per bed istabulated for one week. Confidentiality: The anonymityof the participants will be maintained throughout the study. A written informedconsent will be obtained from each participant.Statisticaltool: Data analysis will be done using .
Statistical descriptionsuch as percentage, mean and standard deviation will be calculated.Ethicalconsideration: Ethical clearance will be obtained from IEC(Institutional Ethical Committee) of Navodaya Medical College, Hospital andResearch Centre, Raichur, Karnataka, prior to the onset of study.