Deficiencies in the Availability of Essential Musculoskeletal Surgical Services at 883 Health Facilities in 24 Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries

@article{Spiegel2015DeficienciesIT,
  title={Deficiencies in the Availability of Essential Musculoskeletal Surgical Services at 883 Health Facilities in 24 Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries},
  author={David Adam Spiegel and Afam Nduaguba and Meena Nathan Cherian and Martin Ekeke Monono and Edward Talbott Kelley},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={39},
  pages={1421-1432}
}
The sequelae of acute musculoskeletal conditions, especially injuries and infections, are responsible for significant disability in low- and middle-income countries. This study characterizes the availability of selected musculoskeletal surgical services at different tiers of the health system in a convenience sample of 883 health facilities from 24 low- and lower-middle-income countries. Selected data points from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) tool of situational analysis of surgical… CONTINUE READING

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