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Of the 44 essential surgeries listed by the World Health Organization (WHO), what proportion can be done at a district hospital?CorrectIncorrect
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Who among the following helps in reducing delays and facilitating referral pathways in low- and middle-income countries?CorrectIncorrect
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All of the statements about surgical expenditure are true, except …CorrectIncorrect
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National surgical plans consider everything except …CorrectIncorrect
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Most public health interventions are measured in terms of disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) averted, which calculates …CorrectIncorrect
This BMJ Global Health article helps define global surgery, emphasising the multidisciplinary nature of the solutions for equitable surgical care delivery, involving clinical and non-clinical specialists.
The dedicated weblink to the entire spectrum of the Commission’s work on Global Surgery and the full report for Vision 2030.
Over 100 papers were published simultaneously in 2015, alongside the Lancet Commission report on Global Surgery. This compilation in the Lancet Global Health journal discusses in greater detail specific global surgery issues, such as manpower, blood and economics.
The Disease Control Priorities series will remain a good reference for cost-effective surgical interventions for equitable healthcare provision for reducing mortality and disability. In this chapter, the authors propose solutions to the surgical burden of disease that are evidence based, scalable, multidisciplinary and adaptable to contexts.
https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/42564 (free download)
Surgical Care at the District Hospital remains the most important manual (published by the World Health Organization) for the district hospital surgical provider. Besides the surgical bellwether procedures, anaesthesia and obstetrics, and trauma, this compact manual also covers leadership and other essential functions of the district hospital.