Time for New Revolutions in Global Health Care

Friday, November 1, 2013

Complexity and technological advancement have been celebrated, leading to innovations with increasingly great resource requirements and as a result, surgery now allows physicians to perform previously unthinkable medical feats. The other side of the coin is that the most basic surgical interventions still remain inaccessible for much of the world, and the increasing specialization of surgery encourages the perception in developing countries that it falls within the purview of the referral hospital.

It is time for the medical community to promote surgical innovation that addresses the realities of healthcare delivery in low and middle-income countries, such as the lack of electricity, plus an extreme shortage of qualified surgeons.

Source: The Huffington Post (link opens in a new window)

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