South Asian health: what is to be done?BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7443.839-b (Published 01 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:839
Who cares about superspecialisation?
- Shah A Khan, assistant professor (shahalamkhan@Lycos.com),
- Azra S Hasan, ex-resident
- Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029, India
- Department of Microbiology, JN Medical College, Aligash (UP) 202002, India
EDITOR—The last few decades have seen technological advancements in surgery and medicine, including in South Asia. The return of Western trained doctors to South Asia, particularly India, has seen the foundation of many corporate hospitals with state of the art technology. Unfortunately these hospitals serve the elite few, less than 1% …