Understanding Barriers to Emergency Care in Low-Income Countries: View from the Front Line

  title={Understanding Barriers to Emergency Care in Low-Income Countries: View from the Front Line},
  author={Adam C. Levine and David Z Presser and Stephanie Rosborough and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Mark A. Davis},
  journal={Prehospital and Disaster Medicine},
  pages={467 - 470}
Abstract Introduction: Morbidity and mortality due to acute but treatable conditions remain high in the developing world, as many significant barriers exist to providing emergency medical care.This study investigates these barriers in a rural region of Ethiopia. Hypothesis: The limited capacity of frontline healthcare workers to diagnose and treat acute medical and surgical conditions represents a major barrier to the provision of emergency care in rural Ethiopia. Methods: Health providers at a… 

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