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World J Surg. 2008 Nov;32(11):2450-3. doi: 10.1007/s00268-008-9708-4.

Cost-effectiveness of a district trauma hospital in Battambang, Cambodia.

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  • 1School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA. froggydoc@comcast.net

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The Emergency Hospital in Battambang, Cambodia, is essentially a surgical center for victims of injuries.

METHODS:

Using methods previously described, operating costs were calculated, and effectiveness of treatment was estimated for 957 patients undergoing 895 surgical procedures over a 3 month period (October--December 2006).

RESULTS:

Results of the cost-effectiveness analysis are compared to the few existing ones in the literature.

CONCLUSION:

At $77.4 per DALY averted, surgery for trauma in such a context is deemed very cost-effective and compares favorably to other non-surgical public health interventions.

PMID:
18716830
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