Prioritizing injury care: a review of trauma capacity in low and middle-income countries.

@article{Wong2015PrioritizingIC,
  title={Prioritizing injury care: a review of trauma capacity in low and middle-income countries.},
  author={Evan G. Wong and Shailvi Gupta and Dan Leon Deckelbaum and Tarek Razek and Adam L. Kushner},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2015},
  volume={193 1},
  pages={
          217-22
        }
}
BACKGROUND Trauma is a large contributor to the global burden of disease, particularly in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). This study aimed to summarize the literature assessing surgical capacity in LMICs to provide a current assessment of trauma capacity, which will help guide future efforts. MATERIALS AND METHODS The MEDLINE database was queried via PubMed to identify studies assessing baseline surgical capacity in individual LMICs. Data were collected from each study by extracting… CONTINUE READING
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