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Title: Comparative cost-effectiveness analysis of two MSF surgical trauma centers
Authors: Gosselin, Richard A
Maldonado, Andreu
Elder, Greg
Affiliation: School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA; Medecins Sans Frontieres, Paris, France
Citation: World J Surg 2010;34 (3):415-9
Journal: World Journal of Surgery
Issue Date: 22-Sep-2010
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-009-0230-0
PubMed ID: 19771466
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Abstract: INTRODUCTION: There is a dearth of data on cost-effectiveness of surgical care in resource-poor countries. Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières; MSF) is a nongovernmental organization (NGO) involved in the many facets of health care for underserved populations, including surgical care. METHODS: A cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) was attempted at two of their surgical trauma hospitals: Teme Hospital in Nigeria and La Trinité Hospital in Haiti. CONCLUSION: At $172 and $223 per Disability-Adjusted Life-Year (DALY) averted, respectively, they are in line with other reported CEAs for surgical and nonsurgical activities in similar contexts.
Type: Article
Language: en
MeSH: Surgery
ISSN: 1432-2323
Rights: Archived with thanks to Springer and the World Journal of Surgery
Appears in topics: Surgery

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