Bellwether Procedures for Monitoring and Planning Essential Surgical Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Caesarean Delivery, Laparotomy, and Treatment of Open Fractures

@article{ONeill2016BellwetherPF,
  title={Bellwether Procedures for Monitoring and Planning Essential Surgical Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Caesarean Delivery, Laparotomy, and Treatment of Open Fractures},
  author={K. O’Neill and S. Greenberg and M. Cherian and R. Gillies and Kimberly M. Daniels and N. Roy and Nakul P. Raykar and J. Riesel and D. Spiegel and D. Watters and R. Gruen},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={40},
  pages={2611-2619}
}
BackgroundSurgical conditions represent a significant proportion of the global burden of disease, and therefore, surgery is an essential component of health systems. [...] Key MethodFindingsThe ability to perform caesarean delivery, laparotomy, and treatment of open fracture was closely associated with performing all obstetric, general, basic, emergency, and orthopaedic procedures (p < 0.001) in the population that responded to the WHO SAT Survey. Procedures including cleft lip, cataract, and neonatal surgery…Expand
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