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Qualitative analysis of the perspectives of volunteer reconstructive surgeons on participation in task-shifting programs for surgical-capacity building in low-resource countries.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
World Journal of Surgery
1432-2323
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Volume
37
Issue
3
Pages
481–487
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-012-1885-5
PMID: 23232822
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

There is a favorable view regarding the involvement of surgeon volunteers in capacity-building efforts. Additionally, volunteer surgeons view task shifting as a feasible way to accomplish surgical capacity building in developing countries-provided that surgical tasks are assigned appropriately, and lower level providers are adequately supervised.

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