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Geospatial mapping of access to timely essential surgery in sub-Saharan Africa

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Introduction Despite an estimated one-third of the global burden of disease being surgical, only limited estimates of accessibility to surgical treatment in sub-Saharan Africa exist and these remain spatially undefined. Geographical metrics of access to major hospitals were estimated based on travel time. Estimates were then used to assess need for surgery at country level. Methods Major district and regional hospitals were assumed to have capability to perf... Expand abstract
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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjgh-2018-000875

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Name:
Wellcome Trust
Funding agency for:
Snow, R
Grant:
Principal Research Fellow (no. 103602
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
BMJ Global Health More from this journal
Volume:
3
Issue:
4
Article number:
e000875
Publication date:
2018-08-16
Acceptance date:
2018-07-06
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ISSN:
2059-7908
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pubs:907735
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uuid:cff192a0-2464-4a58-bc1c-98ffe9580199
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pubs:907735
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907735
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2018-08-17

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