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Surgery in Malawi - a national survey of activity in rural and urban hospitals.

Abstract:

INTRODUCTION: Malawi is a poor country with few doctors. It has 21 district hospitals all of which have operating theatres but none of which has a permanent surgeon. It also has 4 central hospitals, each with one or more surgeons. Most district hospitals are manned by a single doctor and two or more paramedical clinical officers. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All district and central hospitals were visited, and theatre logbooks analysed. All cases performed in 2003 were recorded. RESULTS: In 2003, a...

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Publisher copy:
10.1308/003588407x209329

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Tindall, A More by this author
Steinlechner, C More by this author
Mkandawire, N More by this author
Chimangeni, S More by this author
Journal:
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Volume:
89
Issue:
7
Pages:
722-724
Publication date:
2007-10-05
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EISSN:
1478-7083
ISSN:
0035-8843
URN:
uuid:9fc350d8-3508-4e54-88fa-4e056ae819ee
Source identifiers:
108545
Local pid:
pubs:108545

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