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《Chinese Journal of Antituberculosis》 2013-02
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Assessment of status of the human resources of county level TB dispensaries in Yichang city

LIU Xiao-jun,ZHANG Pei,CHENG Yun-fang,ZHOU Ping.Tuberculosis institution,Center of Disease Control and Prevention of Hubei Province,Yichang 443000,China  
Objective To investigate the status of human resources in county level TB dispensaries in order to assess its fairness in the demographic and geographic distribution,and provide a scientific basis for the rational allocation of human resources in county level TB dispensaries.Methods We designed a set of unified questionnaire,and issued to nine county level TB dispensaries.Information such as age,gender,education and title were collected,and Excel was used to set up the database and constitutions were calculated as the main evaluation indicators.Results There were a total of 57 TB staff at county level TB dispensaries in Yichang city with the male to female ratio of 1.59∶1,the mean age was(45.51±2.67)years old.In terms of the average age,TB staff in plain and hilly areas was elder than mountainous area.Regarding the highest education level,undergraduate education accounted for 19.30%(11/57),tertiary education accounted for 31.58%(18/57),secondary education accounted for 43.86%(25/57),high school education accounted for 3.51%(2/57),and junior high school education accounted for 1.75%(1/57).As for the major of their education,staff specializing in public health accounted for 1.75%(1/57),the cli-nical medicine accounted for 56.14%(32/57),the radiology accounted for 8.77%(5/57),clinical test accounted for 10.53%(6/57),nursing accounted for 14.04%(8/57),and other non-medical major accounted for 8.77%(5/57).The proportion of staff with non-medical major in hilly areas was 12.50%(4/32),higher than 4.00%(1/25) in plain areas.Ratio of senior to intermediate to junior titles was 1∶6.8∶3.4.Staff working in TB diagnosis and treatment position accounted for 38.60%(22/57).In plain and hilly areas,averagely one TB staff served a population of 75 500 people,and in mountainous areas,served 41 800 people per staff.The service population of plain and hilly areas was 1.81 times of that in mountainous areas.Conclusion The human resource in county level TB dispensaries are seriously scarce whether in quantity or in quality.It is urgent to strengthen the quantity and quality of TB staff in order to ensure the quality of TB control.
【CateGory Index】: R197.2
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