Regulation of Surgical Procedures and Health Care Facilities Rankings in Nepal

  • Yogesh Acharya Avalon University School of Medicine (AUSOM), Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
  • Ranjan Dahal Saint Peters University Hospital, New Jersey, USA
  • Navindra Raj Bista Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Milan Chandra Khanal Nepal Medical Association, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Sangita Bista Saint Peters University Hospital, New Jersey, USA
Keywords: surgical procedures; health care facilities; safety; surgery; WHO

Abstract

Globally, millions of surgeries are performed each year to compliment and manage a diverse set of medical conditions. Adverse surgical outcomes constitute a major proportion of avoidable death and disabilities in the hospital, especially in low-income countries like Nepal. A comprehensive study on the standards of surgical procedures and its institutional regulations is missing. We discuss here the importance of surgical regulation based on it’s financial as well as healthcare implications in the Nepalese healthcare system.

Keywords: surgical procedures; health care facilities; safety; surgery; WHO.

 

Published
2019-02-28
How to Cite
Acharya, Y., Dahal, R., Bista, N., Khanal, M., & Bista, S. (2019). Regulation of Surgical Procedures and Health Care Facilities Rankings in Nepal. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 57(215). https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.4088
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