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PhilHealth-accredited primary birthing facilities in Region 10: Post- accreditation status.


Numeriano  . Escalante Jr.,
Noreen E. Pontillas,
Francis Anthony Marfori,
Kendrick Canares,
Cynthia Descalar,
Karen Yee

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Publication Type
Research Project
January 1, 2011-January 31, 2012


Forty primary birthing facilities in Northern Mindanao (Region X) that are accredited with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation are assessed in this study. Birthing facility clients were also interviewed to obtain profiles and feedbacks on the birthing facilities. Standard instruments of two government agencies, and a checklist were the main instruments for this study, which gathered data through survey interviews with owners or key persons of each birthing facility. A questionnaire was used to interview birthing facilities in each province of the region. Many lapses and inadequacies were observed in the birthing facilities in terms of their services, personnel, infrastructure, equipment and supplies. Yet, birthing facility clients provided a positive feedback with these facilities serving as alternatives to hospital or home deliveries. Despite this positive feedback, the main recommendation is to have continuous monitoring to ensure that what is required for each birthing facility to provide quality care and service is not only for accreditation purpose; instead, the provision of the highest quality of care to the patients must always be the thrust of each birthing facility.

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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library RG652 E83 2012 / PRP353 Fulltext Print Format
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