Haakon A Bolkan

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BACKGROUND Surgical task-sharing may be central to expanding the provision of surgical care in low-resource settings. The aims of this paper were to describe the set-up of a new surgical task-sharing training programme for associate clinicians and junior doctors in Sierra Leone, assess its productivity and safety, and estimate its future role in(More)
BACKGROUND The traditional instruments used to assess surgical capacity in low-income countries require substantial amounts of time and resources, and have thus not been systematically used in this context. Proxy indicators have been suggested as a simpler method to estimate surgical volume. The aim of this study was to assess caesarean section and inguinal(More)
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