An Analysis of Cesarean Section and Emergency Hernia Ratios as Markers of Surgical Capacity in Low-Income Countries Affected by Humanitarian Emergencies from 2008 - 2014 at Médecins sans Frontières Operations Centre Brussels Projects

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/555826
Title:
An Analysis of Cesarean Section and Emergency Hernia Ratios as Markers of Surgical Capacity in Low-Income Countries Affected by Humanitarian Emergencies from 2008 - 2014 at Médecins sans Frontières Operations Centre Brussels Projects
Authors:
Stewart, B; Wong, E; Papillon-Smith, J; Trelles Centurion, M A; Dominguez, L; Ao, S; Jean-Paul, B K; Kamal, M; Helmand, R; Naseer, A; Kushner, A L
Journal:
PLoS Currents
Abstract:
Surgical capacity assessments in low-income countries have demonstrated critical deficiencies. Though vital for planning capacity improvements, these assessments are resource intensive and impractical during the planning phase of a humanitarian crisis. This study aimed to determine cesarean sections to total operations performed (CSR) and emergency herniorrhaphies to all herniorrhaphies performed (EHR) ratios from Médecins Sans Frontières Operations Centre Brussels (MSF-OCB) projects and examine if these established metrics are useful proxies for surgical capacity in low-income countries affected by crisis.
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Issue Date:
27-Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/555826
DOI:
10.1371/currents.dis.5e30807568eaad09a3e23282ddb41da6
PubMed ID:
25905025
Language:
en
ISSN:
2157-3999
Appears in Collections:
Womens/Reproductive Health

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dc.contributor.authorStewart, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorWong, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorPapillon-Smith, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTrelles Centurion, M Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDominguez, Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorAo, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJean-Paul, B Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorKamal, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorHelmand, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorNaseer, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKushner, A Len_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-26T15:41:53Z-
dc.date.available2015-05-26T15:41:53Z-
dc.date.issued2015-03-27-
dc.identifier.citationAn Analysis of Cesarean Section and Emergency Hernia Ratios as Markers of Surgical Capacity in Low-Income Countries Affected by Humanitarian Emergencies from 2008 - 2014 at Médecins sans Frontières Operations Centre Brussels Projects. 2015, 7: PLoS Curren_GB
dc.identifier.issn2157-3999-
dc.identifier.pmid25905025-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/currents.dis.5e30807568eaad09a3e23282ddb41da6-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/555826-
dc.description.abstractSurgical capacity assessments in low-income countries have demonstrated critical deficiencies. Though vital for planning capacity improvements, these assessments are resource intensive and impractical during the planning phase of a humanitarian crisis. This study aimed to determine cesarean sections to total operations performed (CSR) and emergency herniorrhaphies to all herniorrhaphies performed (EHR) ratios from Médecins Sans Frontières Operations Centre Brussels (MSF-OCB) projects and examine if these established metrics are useful proxies for surgical capacity in low-income countries affected by crisis.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to PLoS Currentsen_GB
dc.titleAn Analysis of Cesarean Section and Emergency Hernia Ratios as Markers of Surgical Capacity in Low-Income Countries Affected by Humanitarian Emergencies from 2008 - 2014 at Médecins sans Frontières Operations Centre Brussels Projectsen
dc.identifier.journalPLoS Currentsen_GB

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