Perceptions of healthcare professionals regarding the main challenges and barriers to effective hospital infection control in Mongolia: a qualitative study

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dc.contributor.author Ider, B-E
dc.contributor.author Adams, J
dc.contributor.author Morton, A
dc.contributor.author Whitby, M
dc.contributor.author Clements, A
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:33:24Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-31
dc.identifier.citation BMC Infectious Diseases, 2012, 12
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18124
dc.description.abstract Background: It is not fully understood why healthcare decision-makers of developing countries often give low priority to infection control and why they are unable to implement international guidelines. This study aimed to identify the main perceived challenges and barriers that hinder the effective implementation of infection control programmes in Mongolia.Methods: In 2008, qualitative research involving 4 group and 55 individual interviews was conducted in the capital city of Mongolia and two provincial centres.Results: A total of 87 health professionals participated in the study, including policy and hospital-level managers, doctors, nurses and infection control practitioners. Thematic analysis revealed a large number of perceived challenges and barriers to the formulation and implementation of infection control policy. These challenges and barriers were complex in nature and related to poor funding, suboptimal knowledge and attitudes, and inadequate management. The study results suggest that the availability of infection control policy and guidelines, and the provision of specific recommendations for low-resource settings, do not assure effective implementation of infection control programmes.Conclusions: The current infection control system in Mongolia is likely to remain ineffective unless the underlying barriers and challenges are adequately addressed. Multifaceted interventions with logistical, educational and management components that are specific to local circumstances need to be designed and implemented in Mongolia. The importance of international peer support is highlighted. © 2012 Ider et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1186/1471-2334-12-170
dc.title Perceptions of healthcare professionals regarding the main challenges and barriers to effective hospital infection control in Mongolia: a qualitative study
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent BMC Infectious Diseases
dc.journal.volume 12
dc.journal.number 170 en_US
dc.publocation London en_US
dc.identifier.startpage en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 18 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1108 Medical Microbiology
dc.for 1103 Clinical Sciences
dc.for 0605 Microbiology
dc.personcode 112076
dc.percentage 34 en_US
dc.classification.name Microbiology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Infection control; Qualitative research; Challenges; Barriers; Mongolia en_US
dc.description.keywords Barriers
dc.description.keywords Challenges
dc.description.keywords Infection control
dc.description.keywords Mongolia
dc.description.keywords Qualitative research
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)


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