Major and minor surgery output at district level in Kenya: review and issues in need of further research.

@article{Nordberg2002MajorAM,
  title={Major and minor surgery output at district level in Kenya: review and issues in need of further research.},
  author={Erik Nordberg and Isaac K. Mwobobia and Erastus M Muniu},
  journal={African journal of health sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 1-2},
  pages={17-25}
}
Major and minor surgery is a service of great importance both for the people in need and for health workers and managers trying to develop a comprehensive primary health care service. While in highly industrialized countries some 5000-9000 major operations are performed per 100,000 people per year, the rates in East Africa in the early 1990s were in the range of 70-500. In our study all surgical operations performed at hospitals and clinics in Meru district during 12 months in 1990-1991 were… CONTINUE READING
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