Skip to main content

Table 4 Laboratory professional responses to questionnaire items

From: A cross-case analyses of laboratory professionals-patients interaction for patients accessing laboratory services at University of Cape Coast hospital and Ewim Polyclinic in the Cape Coast Metropolis, Ghana

Questionnaire item Facility Total
Facility Ewim UCC  
Sex
 Female 2 3 5 (33.3)
 Male 3 7 10 (66.6)
Grade/Cadre
 Medical Lab. Scientist 2 6 8 (53.3)
 Senior Lab. Technologist 0 3 3 (20.0)
 Lab Assistant 3 1 4 (26.7)
Who has responsibility to inform patients about laboratory tests
 Prescriber only 4 5 9 (60.0)
 Prescriber and laboratory personnel 1 2 3 (20.0)
 Laboratory personnel only 0 3 3 (20.0)
Does the patient need to know the laboratory testing turnaround time?
 No 0 1 1 (6.7)
 Yes 5 9 14 (93.3)
Are there barriers to effective communication in your facility?
 No 2 5 7 (46.7)
 Yes 3 5 8 (53.3)