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A study on the factors affecting the use of the POGS-Nationwide Statistics System (PNSS) among Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS)-accredited institutions in 2016
Helen Grace Te-Santos, MD, FPOGS, Antoinette U. Añonuevo, MD, FPOGS, Maria Antonia E. Habana, MD, MSc, FPOGS, Alice M. Sun-Cua, MD, MSc, FPOGS, Jean Anne B. Toral, MD, MSc, FPOGS, and Ayedee Ace M. Domingo, MD, MBA
Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (Foundation), Inc. - Committee on Nationwide Statistics Southern Philippines Medical Center, Davao City, Our Lady of the Pillar Medical Center, Cavite Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippi
Basic Procedure: A cross-sectional study was done by the POGS Committee on Nationwide Statistics from November 2017 to April 2018. Eight representative institutions were chosen from POGS accredited institutions for service and training from the NCR, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, based on the classifications of I. Complete Data, II. Incomplete Data, III. Wrong Format, and IV. No Data. Hospitals with the most number of admissions under each category were chosen. Interviews with chairpersons of the departments, Focus Group Discussions (FGD) with the OB-GYN residents, and actual direct observations of how data were encoded in the PNSS were done.
Results: All the chairpersons and Ob-Gyn residents of the selected institutions were aware of the importance of the PNSS especially in generating vital nationwide statistics like Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Rates. They had several pertinent suggestions on how improvement of the PNSS, like harmonization of classification of diseases with PHIC and ICD codes, and to include other co-morbidities in the system.
Conclusion: The factors affecting the use of POGS-PNSS in 2016 include: good attitude and compliance among POGSaccredited institutions, but there is a need to address multiple diagnosis including medical co-morbidities. Final diagnosis also needs to be PHIC-compliant, and there is a need to address the Data Privacy Act with the use of eMR (electronic medical records).