The DSU will provide leadership and coordination in data collection and analysis, institutional research and assessment in support of the hospital planning, continuous improvement and the achievement of hospital mission, vision, and values.


  • Performance reporting and analysis
  • Data / information extraction and analysis
  • Benchmarking
  • Provide comprehensive annual report covering all the departments of KFHU
  • Statistical analysis for all clinical and non-clinical data
  • Statistical information requested by:
    1. Hospital administration and University of Dammam
    2. Researchers
    3. Students
    4. Committees

Role of Decision Support Unit

The DSU does data collection, analyzes and published health statistics such as:

  • Number of admission and discharges
  • Average length of stay
  • Bed occupancy rate
  • Number of OPD visits
  • Number of deliveries, fetal deaths, mortality, newborns
  • Total number of patient days


  • Improved management decision making
  • Improved productivity
  • Meaningful, timely and accurate data
  • Concise and actionable management reports
  • Elimination of redundant and inaccurate data collection and dissemination
  • Increased teamwork.
Published on: 23 January 2017
Last update on: 23 January 2017
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