Attitude of Health Personnel, Global Health, Health Policy, Health Priorities, Health Services Accessibility, Humans, Surgical Procedures, Operative
In their policy analysis, Yusra Ribhi Shawar and colleagues (August, 2015) outline the complex responses needed to make surgery a global health priority, highlighting as a major challenge that “consensus needs to be reached on solutions”. Professional interests might have forestalled consensus on the need to train and supervise non-surgeons to deliver surgical services in places where surgeons cannot be retained. However, sceptics are right to call, and donors to wait, for evidence on the feasibility, safety, cost-effectiveness, and outcomes of such models.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Brugha R, Bijlmakers L, Borgstein E, Kachimba J, COST-Africa Consortium. The evidence needed to make surgery a global health priority. Lancet Global Health. 2015;3(12):e741
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