n South African Journal of Surgery - News

Volume 44, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



Extracted from text ... 43 SAJS SURGERY A PUBLIC HEALTH PRIORITY There is increasing recognition that the surgical management of certain common conditions can be a cost-effective intervention, particularly in developing countries where conservative treatment is not readily available, where the incidence of trauma and obstetric complications is high, and where there is a huge backlog of untreated surgical diseases, according to the Disease Control Priorities Project's new publication Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries (DCP2). Traditionally surgery has been regarded as a curative intervention performed in expensive, high-tech hospitals and, as such, has not been routinely considered as part of the public ..

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