Retrospective review of Surgical Availability and Readiness in 8 African countries

by D A Spiegel, B Droti, P Relan et al.
BMJ Open 2017;7: e014496

10 pp. 1.4 MB
http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/7/3/e014496.full.pdf

There are important gaps in the surgical services in the 8 African countries surveyed. Efforts are therefore urgently needed to address deficiencies in the availability and readiness to deliver surgical services in these nations, and this will require commitment from multiple stakeholders. The Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) tool may be used to monitor availability and readiness at regular intervals, which will enable stakeholders to evaluate progress and identify gaps and areas for improvement.

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