International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | Saudi Arabia | Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021


Attitude and Scope of Practice of Minor Surgical Procedures among PHC Physicians in Dammam, Alkhobarand Al-Qatif Cities

Zahra AlHubail, Fatimah Alnemer, Dr. Ammr Bamana


Abstract: Background: Minor surgery is one of the beneficial services provided in PHC. It is considered safe, cost effective, satisfying for patient and physician and a lower referral rate. Objectives: to assess PHC physicians attitude about MS, to determine the types of MS being performed and to estimate percentage of physicians practicing MS. Design: A cross sectional study. METHOD: online self-administered questionnaire. SAMPLE SIZE: 464 participants. Results: Majority of participant had a positive attitude towards MS practice in PHC. (36.5%) of physicians considered themselves to be competent to practice MS procedures. (70.8%) have interest to practice MS. (80%) encouraged establishing MS at PHC and (86.9 %) encouraged establishing MS training program. (54.3%) of physicians were not satisfied with referring patients to hospitals. (49.1%) of physicians perform MS procedures, most commonly suturing, giving local anesthesia, and injections at a rate of (65.1%), (50.9%), (42.3%), respectively. Barriers perceived by participants were lack of training, lack of facilities and equipment and fear of complications at a rate of (90.8%), (88%) and (73.3%) respectively. Conclusion: This study demonstrates the importance of adequate physicians' training and establishing a MS program in PHC. And providing PHC with necessary equipment.


Keywords: attitude, practice, barriers, and minor surgery


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021,


Pages: 921 - 928


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Zahra AlHubail, Fatimah Alnemer, Dr. Ammr Bamana, "Attitude and Scope of Practice of Minor Surgical Procedures among PHC Physicians in Dammam, Alkhobarand Al-Qatif Cities", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR21715182355, Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021, 921 - 928

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