BioMed Research International / 2020 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Availability of ENT Surgical Procedures and Medication in Low-Income Nation Hospitals: Cause for Concern in Zambia

Table 1

Absolute counts and percentages of the surveyed hospitals offering the different ear procedures according to levels of hospital care (first, second, and third levels).

ProcedureFirst-Level Hospital (FLH) ()Second-Level Hospital (SLH) ()Third-Level Hospital (TLH) ()Unclassified ()Total ()

Foreign body extraction34 (97.1%)17 (100%)5 (100%)4 (100%)60 (98.4%)
Myringotomy and grommet insertion2 (5.7%)1 (5.9%)2 (40%)1 (25%)6 (9.8%)
Tympanoplasty2 (5.7%)1 (5.9%)2 (40%)05 (8.2%)
Mastoidectomy1 (2.9%)3 (17.6%)2 (40%)06 (9.8%)
Fitting of hearing aids1 (2.9%)1 (95.9%)2 (40%)04 (6.6%)

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