Assessment on the Stepwise Laboratory Improvement Process Towards Accreditation (SLIPTA) Implementation Progress in Public Health Facility Laboratories from 2013 To 2015 G.C Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Yemsirach Reta
Strengthening Laboratory Improvement Process Towards Accreditation recognizes laboratories where they are in the process of quality improvement; through audits and direct on technical assistance. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the implementation progress of SLIPTA in selected public health laboratories in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Methods: Retrospective study design was used to assess the implementation Progress of SLIPTA in 31 public health laboratories in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
more » ... e facilities were selected using convenient technique. Their implementation status was assessed using SLIPTA standard checklist, and a semi-structured questioner to identify factors that affect during the implementation phases. The current and the last audit scores of the facilities had compared against the SILPTA score level. This study wasconducted from Marchto August 2015. Results: This finding indicated that number of laboratory those have zero star level decrease from nine to three,Number of health facility in 2013 those are13(41.9%),6(19.35%) and 3(9.67%), have 1,2,3 stars levels respectively, result of 2015 audit shows presence of good SLIPTA progression than two years ,(number of lab 5(16%) have 4 star,[8(32%),3] and [11(29%),2], only one lab have 5 star,2(6%) have one star and 3(13%) have zero star level. The audit finding shows that assessed in 2013 and 2014 before the current audit) was 71(27.5%) point score zero stars to 207(80.3%) point score three stars and 85(33%) point score zero stars to 246(95.6%) point score five stars , respectively from a possible 258 points.There were have regular follow up on LQMS implementation activities in the laboratory, make good communication with laboratory staff, having financial Support, facilitation of training program andhire additional staff had an impact on having good progress on SLMTA implementation. And also, here was challenge to implement the system like staff turnover;staff resistance and misunderstand of the system. Conclusion: Improvements were seen w [...]
doi:10.20372/nadre/17976 fatcat:tp5p72e3jzdvdj4cab2y3s4qau