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Assessment of head and neck cancer care in District General Hospital Trincomalee

Authors:

L. S. B. Ekanayake ,

DGH Trincomalee, LK
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Consultant ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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G. Vasantharajah,

DGH Trincomalee, LK
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Medical Officer ENT
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P. A. Alex,

DGH Trincomalee, LK
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Medical Officer ENT
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K. Priyadarshani,

DGH Trincomalee, LK
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Medical Officer ENT
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M. K. S. Dharshi,

DGH Trincomalee, LK
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Medical Officer ENT
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M. K. N. Dilrukshi

DGH Trincomalee, LK
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Medical Officer ENT
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Abstract

Objective

To compare whether head and neck cancer treatment provided at the district general hospital in Trincomalee is within the international temporal guidelines and if not the necessary measurements needed for improvement.

 

Methodology

A Retrospective clinical audit of head and neck cancer care provided in 2016 and a re-audit in 2017 after application of remedial measures identified in the initial audit.

 

Result

Patient delay, referral delay, initiationdelay, procedural delay, biopsy delay and treatment delay were minimized to the delays accepted by European guidelines.

 

Conclusion

Following the audit, the delays were identified involving all the stakeholders and implementation of an improvement plan done leading to near ideal head & neck cancer care provision.
How to Cite: Ekanayake, L.S.B., Vasantharajah, G., Alex, P.A., Priyadarshani, K., Dharshi, M.K.S. and Dilrukshi, M.K.N., 2018. Assessment of head and neck cancer care in District General Hospital Trincomalee. Ceylon Journal of Otolaryngology, 7(1), pp.20–29. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjo.v7i1.5269
Published on 31 Dec 2018.
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