Source: BMC Health Services Research; Dec 2018; vol. 18 (no. 1)
Publication Date: Dec 2018
Publication Type(s): Academic Journal
Available at BMC Health Services Research - from EBSCO (MEDLINE Complete)
Abstract:Background: Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) and Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment (ETAT) are guidelines developed by the World Health Organization to reach targets for reducing under-5 mortality. They were set out in the Millennium Development Goals. Each guideline was established separately so the purpose of this study was to understand how these systems have been integrated in a primary care setting and identify barriers and facilitators to this integration using a systems approach.Method: Interviews were carried out with members of staff of different levels within a primary healthcare clinic in Malawi.