Burden of Surgical Conditions in Uganda: A Cross-sectional Nationwide Household Survey.

@article{Tran2017BurdenOS,
  title={Burden of Surgical Conditions in Uganda: A Cross-sectional Nationwide Household Survey.},
  author={T M Hanh Tran and Anthony T. Fuller and Elissa K. Butler and Fredrick Makumbi and Samuel Abimerech Luboga and Christine Muhumuza and Vincent F. Ssennono and Jeffrey G. Chipman and Moses Galukande and Michael M Haglund},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={266 2},
  pages={389-399}
}
OBJECTIVE To quantify the burden of surgical conditions in Uganda. BACKGROUND Data on the burden of disease have long served as a cornerstone to health policymaking, planning, and resource allocation. Population-based data are the gold standard, but no data on surgical burden at a national scale exist; therefore, we adapted the Surgeons OverSeas Assessment of Surgical Need survey and conducted a nation-wide, cross-sectional survey of Uganda to quantify the burden of surgically treatable… CONTINUE READING
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