Operational efficiency of leprosy clinics: a time-motion study

A. KUMAR, P. SIRUMBAN, K. DURGAMBAL, S. KALAIVANI
1987 Leprosy Review  
A Time-Motion Study was undertaken to estimate the time spent by leprosy patients in waiting as well as in utilization of various medical care services at monthly mobile leprosy clinics. On an average (mean ± SE), a patient spent 48 ± 2'6, 42 ± 4·8 and 104 ± 4·2 min each time at rural, urban and referral leprosy hospital clinics, respectively. More than 90% of this time was spent in waiting in queues for various clinic services. Based on the observations, the reorganization of a leprosy clinic
more » ... f a leprosy clinic to improve its operational efficiency is discussed in this communication. 0305-75 1 8/87/058239 +09 SO LOO
doi:10.5935/0305-7518.19870026 fatcat:bgok3vvsjvah3ihism2zqlbdiq