Which Surgical Operations Should be Performed in District Hospitals in East, Central and Southern Africa? Results of a Survey of Regional Clinicians
Zineb Bentounsi (cohort 2018-2019), Chris Lavy, Chiara Pittalis, Morgane Clarke, Jean Rizk, Grace Le, Ruairi Brugha, Eric Borgstein, Jakub Gajewski
In East, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA), district hospitals (DH) are the main source of surgical care for 80% of the population. DHs in Africa must provide basic life-saving procedures, but the extent to which they can offer other general and emergency surgery is debated. Our paper contributes to this debate through analysis and discussion of regional surgical care providers' perspectives.