Cleft Lip and Palate as a Cost-effective Health Care Treatment in the Developing World

  title={Cleft Lip and Palate as a Cost-effective Health Care Treatment in the Developing World},
  author={William P. Magee and Richard Vander Burg and Kristin Ward Hatcher},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
The considerable number of surgical procedures performed each year, as well as the significant burden of surgical disease globally, have brought surgery into the arena of public health concerns. Several articles have shown the cost-effectiveness of surgical interventions in the developing world. The authors suggest that surgery has an important role in global public health, specifically through international volunteer surgical missions as a vehicle for delivery. Eight Operation Smile medical… CONTINUE READING

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