Training doctors and surgeons to meet the surgical needs of Africa.

@article{Watters1987TrainingDA,
  title={Training doctors and surgeons to meet the surgical needs of Africa.},
  author={David A Watters and Alison Bayley},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1987},
  volume={295 6601},
  pages={761-3}
}
An audit of the operations performed and the use of anaesthesia over one year at the University Teaching Hospital, two provincial hospitals, and five district or church hospitals in Zambia was carried out. The aim of the audit was to determine what proportion of operations required full surgical training and to collect information on which recommendations for training surgeons in central Africa could be based. Of the 21,245 operations performed, 18,401 (86.4%) were found not to be complex, and… CONTINUE READING