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Table 2 Scope and frequencies of the surgical procedures commonly performed in selected Uganda health facilities between November 2009 and January 2010

From: Use of surgical task shifting to scale up essential surgical services: a feasibility analysis at facility level in Uganda

Procedures Sum (%)
C- Section 1057 (33)
Hernia repair 683 (22)
Uterine Evacuation 377 (12)
Surgical Toilet & Suture 203 (6.4)
Incision & Drainage 202 (6.4)
Laparotomy (various indications) 194 (6.1)
Circumcision 120 (3.8)
Hysterectomies (STAH/TAH) 71 (2.2)
Urinary Retention relief 54 (1.7)
Superficial skin masses 49 (1.5)
Tubal ligation 38 (1.2)
Hydrocelectomy 33 (1.0)
Closed manipulation of fractures 22 (0.7)
Ano rectal conditions 17 (0.5)
Appendicectomy 11 (0.4)
Cervical Tear repair 11 (0.4)
Sequestrectomy 10 (0.4)
Vaginal Vesico Fistula repairs 7 (0.2)
Breast lump Excision 5 (0.2)
Cervical cancer EUA 3 (0.1)
  1. Source of data: operating room logs of hospitals in the Uganda task-shifting feasibility study 2012.
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