Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Key overarching resources

The resources below are relevant across most or all of the areas and metrics listed on this page.

Metric/recommendation Performance measure (top decile or national standard)
Percentage of oral and oral and maxillofacial procedures performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon n/a (note 2019 avg 34.2%)
Ratio of first to follow-up outpatient appointments following surgery n/a (note 2019 avg 0.4)
Ratio of first to follow-up outpatient appointments with no procedures n/a (note 2019 avg 1.1)
Average length of stay for elective major head and neck cancer surgery with flap reconstruction 11.4
Average length of stay for elective major head and neck cancer surgery without flap reconstruction 3.0
BADS – Head and Neck – Day case rates 95.4%
Outpatient procedure rate for removal of lesion procedures from skin of the head and neck region 91.3%
Daycase rate for fractured mandible surgery 52.9%
Daycase rate for surgery for fractured zygomatic complex of bones 85%
Daycase rate for surgery for orbital trauma 50%
Outpatient procedure rate for tooth surgery 70%
Outpatient procedure rate for wisdom tooth surgery 50%
Return for another dental procedure in 1 year following tooth surgery 3.6%
Return for another dental procedure in 1 year following wisdom tooth surgery 1.6%