- Autores: Morais A, Cossa M, Tivane A, Come J, Venetsky V, Torres F, Pacheco V, Reyes M, Pires G, Peyroteo M, Tulsidas S, Baker E, Sidat M, Martins MRO, Santos LL
- Ano de Publicação: 2018
- Journal: Ecancermedicalscience
- Link: https://ecancer.org/journal/12/878-identifying-barriers-and-finding-solutions-to-implement-best-practices-for-cancer-surgery-at-maputo-central-hospital-mozambique.php
Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the surgical resources and surgical oncology team skills at the Surgical Department of Maputo Central Hospital (MCH) in Mozambique in order to define an educational program to support surgical oncology practice.
Methods: From January 2017 to December 2017, a general evaluation of the resources of MCH was carried out, as well as its offerings in oncological care in different services. Data were obtained by reviewing documents, visiting surgical services and interviewing keyinformants and others informally. In addition, a group of seven surgeons of the Surgical Department of MCH answered a questionnaire about the quality of the cancer units (The Cancer Units Assessment Checklist for low- or middle-income African countries). Subsequently, surgical, anaesthesiology and intensive care facilities were evaluated according to the Portuguese-speaking African Countries Assessment of Surgical Oncology Capacity Survey (PSAC-Surgery). All the data were triangulated in order to identify gaps, develop an action plan and define an educational program.