Port Harcourt Medical Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 93--97

Needs analysis for maxillofacial surgery-specific operating rooms at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Nigeria


Bisola O.I Onajin-Obembe1, Babatunde O Akinbami2 
1 Department of Anaesthesia, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, PMB 6173, Port Harcourt, 500004 Rivers State, Nigeria
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, PMB 6173, Port Harcourt, 500004 Rivers State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Bisola O.I Onajin-Obembe
Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, PMB 6173, Port Harcourt, 500004 Rivers State
Nigeria

Background: Acquiring experience and surgical skills in maxillofacial surgery and anaesthesia depend on an optimal case volume and case mix. The more opportunities available for hands-on participation in various surgical operations, the better for the maxillofacial surgical team. Building and equipping operating rooms (ORs) are high-cost intensive projects. The aim of this study was to find if the current operative case mix and volume justifies capital investment in maxillofacial surgery-specific ORs. Methods: This is a descriptive, nonexperimental quantitative research. We reviewed the maxillofacial OR records from November 2008 to December 2013. Data collected from the maxillofacial theatre records were incorporated into an SPSS v 22 spreadsheet and analysed. The OR utilisation time was computed. The analysis was performed to guide managerial and investment decisions. Results: A total of 175 maxillofacial operative cases reviewed from a period of 62 months gave a rate of 2.8 cases per month. More males 90 (51.4%) than females 85 (48.6%) were operated on. Of the 236 operating days, 129 days (54.7%) were utilised. Major and major/smile-train operations formed 73.7% of all operations performed. All operations started after 10 am. Conclusion: The maxillofacial case volume and output do not justify the need for capital investment into building surgery-specific ORs. However, there is a need to improve OR management and put in place strategies that will optimise the present facility.


How to cite this article:
Onajin-Obembe BO, Akinbami BO. Needs analysis for maxillofacial surgery-specific operating rooms at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.Port Harcourt Med J 2018;12:93-97


How to cite this URL:
Onajin-Obembe BO, Akinbami BO. Needs analysis for maxillofacial surgery-specific operating rooms at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. Port Harcourt Med J [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 9 ];12:93-97
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