Survey of Emergency and Surgical Capacity in the Conflict-Affected Regions of Sri Lanka

@article{Taira2009SurveyOE,
  title={Survey of Emergency and Surgical Capacity in the Conflict-Affected Regions of Sri Lanka},
  author={Breena R Taira and Meena Nathan Cherian and Harischandra Yakandawala and R. Kesavan and Sarath Samarage and Mohan DeSilva},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={34},
  pages={428-432}
}
Three decades of internal conflict in the North and East of Sri Lanka have taken a toll on the health care system in that area. We proposed to quantify the current status of capacity to deliver emergency, anesthesia, and surgical interventions in the conflict affected areas of Sri Lanka. The World Health Organization (WHO) Tool for Situational Analysis to Assess Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (EESC) was used to evaluate 47 health facilities. Although most have trained health care… CONTINUE READING

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