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Title: Study of riyadh hospitals non-urgent surgery waiting list: from the physicians perspective
Authors: Al-Omar, Badran, A.
Keywords: Non-urgent surgery
Waiting lists
Private
MOH
Military
Teaching hospitals
Issue Date: 1998
Citation: Saudi Society of Family and Community Medicine Journal:5(1)
Abstract: One of the most important issues facing hospital management today is the need to bring efficient and sufficient services to patients at the right time. One of the most disturbing problems affecting patient satisfaction is the long waiting list for non-urgent surgery. Since Saudi Arabian (SA) policy is to provide free, comprehensive and universal health care services to all citizens,1 there is great demand on the health services resulting in long waiting lists for non-urgent surgical cases in hospitals. The adverse effects of these long waiting lists include: major adverse medical consequences, even in non-urgent cases; dissatisfaction among both patients and hospital staff, improper utilization of health resources, a decline in the quality of patients’ care and loss of the reputation of the hospital.2 In their evaluation of the coronary bypass waiting lists, Mulgan and Logan, confirmed that usually some of the less severe cases on the waiting lists deteriorate into more serious conditions that could have been prevented. Also, the average waiting period is unacceptably long for surgical services.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6311
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