Surgical services for children in developing countries.

  title={Surgical services for children in developing countries.},
  author={Stephen W. Bickler and Heinz Rode},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={80 10},
There is growing evidence that childhood surgical conditions, especially injuries, are common in developing countries and that poor care results in significant numbers of deaths and cases of disability. Unfortunately, however, surgical care is not considered an essential component of most child health programmes. Strategies for improving paediatric surgical care should be evidence-based and cost-effective and should aim to benefit the largest possible number of children. The most likely way of… CONTINUE READING
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