Perception of health systems strategic economic policy by medical librarians of Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, Nigeria

Wilson Chukwunedum Ochonogor and Omamomo Obaguonor Eyaufe
Keywords: Perception of health systems, strategic economic policy, medical librarians, Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, Nigeria
Journal of Library Services and Technologies 2022 4(2), 108-118. Published: December 30, 2022


Abstract

The study is on perception of health systems strategic economic policy by medical librarians of Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH), Oghara, Nigeria. The study employed a descriptive design. DSUTH has a total of seven medical librarians who were all used as sample for the study.The study used aquestionnaire for data collection. The instrument was administered to the health librarians on a hand-to-hand basis to facilitate retrieval of all administered instrument. The findings showed that effective implementation of strategic policies on healthcare service delivery can lead to equity in healthcare services, help prepare medical librarians to accept health economic policies, prepare for training on strategic health policies and facilitate the repatriation of Nigerian medical doctors working overseas and create general wellbeing among Nigerians; that in order to overcome the challenges bedeviling the implementation of good healthcare policies in Nigeria, there is a need for effective oversight role by government officials and hospitals’ management and attitudinal change to provide modern tools that can facilitate data capturing, sharing, and storage. It was concluded that in other to develop and improve healthcare services strategic policies would be resourceful; and recommended that both the state government and hospitals’ management develop strategic economic policies and ensure effective implementation of health related policies to attract more healthcare professionals back to the hospitals and boost the overall wellbeing of Nigerians.