A Machowski

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BACKGROUND Doctors' strikes have a negative effect on hospital performance indicators. Hospital mortality during such strikes is the most important indicator. OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of the 2010 strike on Polokwane Hospital. METHODS Information was collected from the Hospital Information System, Polokwane Hospital Casualty Department, wards(More)
BACKGROUND Cancellations of planned elective surgical operations increase financial cost to the patient and the hospital. OBJECTIVES To determine the rate and reasons for cancellations, estimate the cost incurred by such cancellations and recommend possible solutions. METHODS We did a prospective descriptive study of cancellations of elective general(More)
BACKGROUND Nodular thyroid disease is common throughout the world. Numbers of patients with goitre are increasing worldwide, as also noted in Limpopo Province, South Africa (SA). Globally, thyroid nodules have been reported in 4-7% of the population on neck palpation and in 30-50% by ultrasonography. OBJECTIVES To review the profile of thyroid disease in(More)
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