Global surgery--defining a research agenda.


In today’s Lancet, Thomas Weiser and colleagues report that there are 234 million major surgical procedures worldwide each year, one for every 25 people. This figure is more than twice the number of yearly births, and seven times the 33·2 million people infected with HIV. Because this estimate was based solely on major procedures, and did not include minor… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(08)60924-1