IJMPCERO  Vol.6 No.4 , November 2017
Assessment of a Database Management System in a Mammogram Unit of a Radiologic Department in Fann Teaching Hospital (Senegal)
Abstract: Objectives: To evaluate a medical data management system of a mammogram unit in a department of Radiology. Methods: This is a qualitative and quantitative assessment study in Fann Teaching Hospital between April 2014 and June 2015 one year after its implementation. The quantitative component consisted of the audit of the database to determine the socio-demographic characteristics of patients and the results of mammograms. The qualitative component assessed users’ experience. For analysis, quantitative data were extracted and transferred to Microsoft Excel. For scale variables, we calculated the averages and extremes. For qualitative variables, we established percentages. Results: During the study period, 433 patients underwent mammograms. The average age of patients was 48 years. The completion rate maintained above 85% was below 26% in the first two months of use. As to the completeness given examinations, it was still above 83%. The results of mammogram examinations were normal in the majority of cases: 96% for the right breast and 95.2% for the left breast. All users had a favourable opinion about the database. The reasons were better work organization, comprehensiveness, accessibility and standardization of information about the patient and especially the immediate availability of statistics. For 60% of these health professionals, complaints related to the use of the software were the time-consuming of filling data. Conclusion: This study mainly describes the perception of health professionals on the computerization of radiological examinations. It offers some advantages, proposes improvements and opens avenues for reflection on the globalization of the computerization of patient records in Radiology.
Cite this paper: Gueye, M. , Badiane, A. , Diop, S. , Ly, M. , Gueye, M. , Diop, A. , Diop, A. and Fall, M. (2017) Assessment of a Database Management System in a Mammogram Unit of a Radiologic Department in Fann Teaching Hospital (Senegal). International Journal of Medical Physics, Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology, 6, 401-409. doi: 10.4236/ijmpcero.2017.64036.

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