Surgical Task-Shifting in a Low-Resource Setting: Outcomes After Major Surgery Performed by Nonphysician Clinicians in Tanzania

@article{Beard2013SurgicalTI,
  title={Surgical Task-Shifting in a Low-Resource Setting: Outcomes After Major Surgery Performed by Nonphysician Clinicians in Tanzania},
  author={Jessica H. Beard and Lawrence B. Oresanya and Larry Akoko and Abdul Mwanga and Charles A. Mkony and Rochelle Ami Dicker},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={38},
  pages={1398-1404}
}
Little is known about the breadth and quality of nonobstetric surgical care delivered by nonphysician clinicians (NPCs) in low-resource settings. We aimed to document the scope of NPC surgical practice and characterize outcomes after major surgery performed by nonphysicians in Tanzania. A retrospective records review of major surgical procedures (MSPs) performed in 2012 was conducted at seven hospitals in Pwani Region, Tanzania. Patient and procedure characteristics and level of surgical care… CONTINUE READING
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