SPMC Journal of Health Care Services

Southern Philippines Medical Center outpatient consultations in 2017

SPMC J Health Care Serv. 2018;4(1):6 ARK: https://n2t.net/ark:/76951/jhcs4bj9e6

Augiemil Brian Naman,1 Clarence Xlasi Ladrero2

1Professional Education, Training and Development, Southern Philippines Medical Center, JP Laurel Ave, Davao City, Philippines
2Hospital Research and Publication Office, Southern Philippines Medical Center, JP Laurel Ave, Davao City, Philippines

Correspondence Augiemil Brian Naman, augiemilbriannaman@gmail.com

Article editor Jasmen Pasia

Received 23 July 2018

Accepted 16 August 2018

Cite as Naman AB, Ladrero CX. Southern Philippines Medical Center outpatient consultations in 2017. SPMC J Health Care Serv. 2018;4(1):6. https://n2t.net/ark:/76951/jhcs4bj9e6

The Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) is one of the 16 hospitals retained by the Department of Health in Mindanao.1 It has a diverse clientele, mostly coming from the Davao Region (Region XI), SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII) and Caraga Region (Region XIII).

The SPMC Outpatient Department (OPD) consists of the following specialty clinics: Dental Medicine, Dermatology, Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Family and Community Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Medicine, General Surgery, Urology, Cancer Institute, Heart Institute, Institute of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, and Animal Bite and Treatment Center.2

This infographic shows the number of outpatient consultations in SPMC from January to December 2017, which totalled 449,355. The three outpatient departments with the highest numbers of outpatient consultations were: Family and Community Medicine (64,388 consultations), Obstetrics & Gynecology (58,757 consultations), and Internal Medicine (53,270 consultations).

SPMC will expand its services in the future with the construction of the institutes or centers for Women and Newborn Health, Cancer, Kidney and Transplant, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Pediatrics, and Acute Care and Trauma. Each of these centers is projected to also run its own specialized outpatient services.



We would like to thank Ms Rhialyn Dumaquita and Ms Lani Paler of the Hospital Information Management Division of the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) for producing the data used in this article, and Ms Lotes Jason and Ms Arbee Faith Sagpang of the Public Health Unit of SPMC for the additional information they provided on the topic.

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1. DOH Hospitals [Internet]. Republic of the Philippines: Department of Health [cited 2018 August 24]. Available from: https://www.doh.gov.ph/doh-hospitals-directory.

2. Southern Philippines Medical Center. Citizen’s Charter. 2018 May 31 [cited 2018 August 24].

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August 31, 2018

Volume 4 Issue 1 (2018)