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Macroeconomic costs of the unmet burden of surgical disease in Sierra Leone: A retrospective economic analysis

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Objective

The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery estimated that low/middle-income countries will lose an estimated cumulative loss of 12.3 trillion US Dollars from gross domestic product (GDP) due to the unmet burden of surgical disease. However, no country-specific data currently exist. We aimed to estimate the costs to the Sierra Leone economy from death and disability which may have been averted by surgical care.

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We used estimates of total, met and unme...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017824

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University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS
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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
3
Pages:
e017824
Publication date:
2018-03-14
Acceptance date:
2018-01-24
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ISSN:
2044-6055
Pubs id:
pubs:835443
URN:
uri:aa991b42-b9c1-499f-8089-b073b3bbf3af
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uuid:aa991b42-b9c1-499f-8089-b073b3bbf3af
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pubs:835443
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