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World J Surg. 2010 Mar;34(3):415-9. doi: 10.1007/s00268-009-0230-0.

Comparative cost-effectiveness analysis of two MSF surgical trauma centers.

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

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

There is a dearth of data on cost-effectiveness of surgical care in resource-poor countries. Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières; MSF) is a nongovernmental organization (NGO) involved in the many facets of health care for underserved populations, including surgical care.

METHODS:

A cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) was attempted at two of their surgical trauma hospitals: Teme Hospital in Nigeria and La Trinité Hospital in Haiti.

CONCLUSION:

At $172 and $223 per Disability-Adjusted Life-Year (DALY) averted, respectively, they are in line with other reported CEAs for surgical and nonsurgical activities in similar contexts.

PMID:
19771466
PMCID:
PMC2816808
DOI:
10.1007/s00268-009-0230-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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