Promoting use of information
I am interested in exploring how provision of health information can change the Knowledge, Attitude and Perception (KAP) of [Indian] families towards acquiring a toilet.
I understand that IPs [informal healthcare providers] do know how to identify the ill-health conditions but then they wrongly prescribe. Does this mean that they lack the component 'treatment' in their training? I don't think so: the same article reports that 'international evidence suggests that training, on its own, has only a modest impact on performance'.
Reasons for excessive prescription of drugs have to be find in the global paradigm that 'wants' a doctor to be a doctor when he prescribes more.
Objective: To compare the effectiveness of mobile phone text messaging and that of traditional health worker training in communicating clinical recommendations to health workers in China.