Effects of Project Management Techniques on Primary Health Care Delivery
Keywords:Primary Health Care, Project Management, Health Care
This study examines the Effects of Project Management Techniques on Primary Health Care Delivery. A review of literatures on primary health care delivery showed that most public health professionals receive little or no formal training in project management. This has led to improper usage of project management methods for planning, scheduling and controlling. To assess the situation 200 questionnaires were administered to patients at primary health centers in the five divisions of Lagos State using systematic random sampling technique. Also 20 questionnaires were administered to middle and top management staff of the Primary Health Care centers in the five divisions using stratified random sampling technique, and judgment sampling technique. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis. The findings revealed that greater percentage of the variance that occurred in the dependent variables could be explained by the project management techniques indicators identified by this study. It was therefore recommended among others that Lagos State government should organize regular training programmes on project management techniques for workers in the primary health care sector.