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Date of this Version

6-18-2019

Abstract

The study reported the influence of organizational change on health records management practices in local government areas, with a view to contributing to finding solutions to problems associated with organizational change in relation to health records management practices in local government areas of Osun State.

Survey research design was adopted for the study. The study population was three hundred and six (306) medical and health officers in the 30 local government areas of Osun State. Total enumeration technique was used. A validated questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. The response rate of 93.1% was obtained and data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Findings revealed that positive and significant relationship exists between organizational change and health records management practices (Df = 283, N = 285, r = .641**, P < 0.05). The p-value associated with the r statistics is less than the 0.05 level of significance. It implies that a unit increase in organizational change will increase the tendency for health records management practices in the studied area.

The study concluded that organizational change has significant influence on health records management practices in the local government areas of Osun State. The study recommended that: State and local governments should put machinery in motion to ensure uniformity in re-organization of PHC system in order to accomplish the overall goal of improved health records management practices that is responsive to internal, external, cultural and environmental changes in the LGAs.

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