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Perceived corruption and quality of health services in Mbeya Urban District, Mbeya Region Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Kabote, S. J.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-09T06:03:37Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-09T06:03:37Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-31
dc.identifier.issn 2327-5510
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2050
dc.description International Journal of Social Science Research, 2017; 5 (1) en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the effect of corruption on quality of public health services. Corruption, in Tanzania, is a national concern that upsets public health services. There is a public outcry that corruption is increasing in the public health sector while the government’s effort to combat the phenomenon is unimpressive. This poses worries on the quality of public health services. The current study adopted cross-sectional research design, and a total of 180 respondents were involved in the survey. The Mann Whitney U Test was used to compare differences between perceived quality of health services and respondents’ characteristics. Overall, 87.2% of the respondents perceived low quality of health services, and corruption affected quality of health services to a greater extent. Based on age, employment and wealth status, there was significant difference on reporting perceived quality of health services at 5% and 1% level of significance. In addition, respondents’ sex and employment status showed significant difference in reporting the extent to which corruption affected quality of health services at 5% level of significance. The paper draws out two conclusions: first, the quality of health services was low. Second, corruption exacerbated poor quality of health services. To that effect, interventions to combat corruption in the public health sector are needed so as to improve quality of health services. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Macrothink Institute en_US
dc.subject Quality en_US
dc.subject Health services en_US
dc.subject Corruption en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.title Perceived corruption and quality of health services in Mbeya Urban District, Mbeya Region Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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