Indian Journal of Public Health

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Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39--40

Utilisation of Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre (ICTC): A comparative study between a tertiary care teaching hospital and a government district hospital in Karnataka


LA Gomes1, G Somu2, AV Rinkoo3, GM Vinay3 
1 Associate Professor, Department of Hospital Administration, Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Hospital Administration, Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka, India
3 Post Graduate Resident, Department of Hospital Administration, Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
L A Gomes
Associate Professor, Department of Hospital Administration, Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka
India

A study was undertaken during November 2005 to October 2006 to assess about utilization aspects of ICTC at a tertiary care teaching hospital and a government district hospital in Karnataka. The average monthly numbers of persons visiting ICTC per month at the tertiary care teaching hospital (509) were higher than that of Government district hospital (222). However, the average monthly number of direct walk-in persons and follow up, attending the centre at district hospital were higher than that of teaching hospital. Thus optimal use of information, education and communication (IEC) techniques needs to be strengthened to improve the utilization of ICTC services at the tertiary care teaching hospital.


How to cite this article:
Gomes L A, Somu G, Rinkoo A V, Vinay G M. Utilisation of Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre (ICTC): A comparative study between a tertiary care teaching hospital and a government district hospital in Karnataka.Indian J Public Health 2007;51:39-40


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Gomes L A, Somu G, Rinkoo A V, Vinay G M. Utilisation of Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre (ICTC): A comparative study between a tertiary care teaching hospital and a government district hospital in Karnataka. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2007 [cited 2019 Jun 26 ];51:39-40
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