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Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-12-2015

Keywords

Attitude of Health Personnel, Global Health, Health Policy, Health Priorities, Health Services Accessibility, Humans, Surgical Procedures, Operative

Comments

The original article is available at https://www.thelancet.com

Abstract

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.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Citation

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

PubMed ID

26566746

DOI Link

10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00181-3

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