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Learning from low income countries: what are the lessons?: Effective surgery can be cheap and innovative

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 11 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1185
  1. Anuruddha M Abeygunasekera, urological surgeon (
  1. Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, Galle, Sri Lanka

    EDITOR—Surgical services in the developing world are very different from those in the developed world. High patient load, limited resources, advanced stage of diseases at presentation, and limited number of surgeons (mainly owing to migration to the developed world) are some obvious differences. Although these unfavourable factors have a negative impact on surgical care, they …

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