Data is the fuel for success for any size organization across all organizations. Insights from data help organizations to innovate and make smarter decisions based on facts, instead of gut feeling. Being data-driven is about giving the decision makers the power to explore data and make predictions. Descriptive statistics summarize the utility, efficacy and costs of medical goods and services. Increasingly, healthcare establishments employ statistical analysis to measure their performance outcomes. The Healthcare establishments implement data-driven, continuous quality improvement programmes to maximize efficiency. The Government gauges the overall health and well-being of populations with statistical information.
The healthcare statistics are critical to allocate and production efficiency. Inevitably, allocation decisions involve trade-offs--the costs of lost or missed opportunities in choosing one economic decision over another. Reliable statistical information minimizes the risks of healthcare trade-offs. Public and private healthcare administrators, charged with providing continuums of care to diverse populations, compare existing services to community needs. The statistical analysis is a critical component in a needs assessment. Statistics are equally important to pharmaceutical and technology companies in developing product lines that meet the needs of the populations they serve.
A piece of land measuring one square and seven acres i.e. (256 Kanals) situated on Ferozpur, Road, Lahore was proposed for beggar house. The foundation was laid down by her Excellency Begum Naheed Sikandar Mirza w/o Governor General of Pakistan on 27-02-1958. The first phase of the building was completed in late 1958. An opening ceremony was held on 30-09-1958 by her Excellency Begum Naheed Sikandar Mirza. The Post-Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) was established in 1974 in the building of Experimental Medicine Department of King Edward Medical College (KEMC), Lahore. The Lahore General Hospital started functioning in the existing building of proposed Beggar House. At that time, the hospital was used as convalescent home for the over flow of patients of Mayo Hospital, Lahore and there were no proper treatment / Diagnostic facilities available at Lahore General Hospital.The department of Neuro-Surgery of KEMC was setup at Lahore General Hospital in 1966. This department was temporarily housed in old building till 1981. After the birth of Post-Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI), Lahore in 1974, the Lahore General Hospital was affiliated with PGMI in July, 1975. Except the department of Neuro-Surgery, T.B & Chest; these both departments remained attached with KEMC. In April 1984, new Neurosurgery / Physiotherapy departments were completed, and these departments were shifted in new building (Neuro-Surgery Block).
In 1995, upon shifting of Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC) to its new campus, Jinnah Hospital, Lahore was affiliated with AIMC and PGMI was shifted to Services Hospital, Lahore. The Lahore General hospital was attached with AIMC. This continued till 31-05-1997 when Lahore General Hospital was re-attached with PGMI on 31-05-1997. On 01-07-1998, the Lahore General Hospital was declared as an autonomous hospital. Dr. Sabiha Khurshid Ahmad was appointed as its first Chief Executive. After the autonomy, new well equipped Operation Theaters of Urology and Orthopaedics were started, which lowered the huge burden of patients. The Surgical Operation Theatres were renovated and new Recovery Room added to it. A laundry Plant was also installed. Seven rooms for private patients declared in general side in addition to eighteen rooms of Neuro-Surgery Department.
At present, the PGMI consists of following components:
- Ameer ud Din Medical College
- Post-Graduate Medical Institute
- College of Nursing
- Institute of Allied Health Sciences
Healthcare Services Component
- Lahore General Hospital
- Punjab Institute of Neuro-Sciences