Prioritizing essential surgery and safe anesthesia for the Post-2015 Development Agenda: operative capacities of 78 district hospitals in 7 low- and middle-income countries.

@article{LeBrun2014PrioritizingES,
  title={Prioritizing essential surgery and safe anesthesia for the Post-2015 Development Agenda: operative capacities of 78 district hospitals in 7 low- and middle-income countries.},
  author={Drake G LeBrun and Smita Chackungal and Tiffany E. Chao and Lisa Marie Knowlton and Allison F. Linden and Michelle R. Notrica and Carolina V Solis and K. A. Kelly McQueen},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={155 3},
  pages={365-73}
}
BACKGROUND Surgery has been neglected in low- and middle-income countries for decades. It is vital that the Post-2015 Development Agenda reflect that surgery is an important part of a comprehensive global health care delivery model. We compare the operative capacities of multiple low- and middle-income countries and identify critical gaps in surgical infrastructure. METHODS The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative survey tool was used to assess the operative capacities of 78 government district… CONTINUE READING

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