TITLE

Comparative Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Two MSF Surgical Trauma Centers

AUTHOR(S)
Gosselin, Richard A.; Maldonado, Andreu; Elder, Greg
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
World Journal of Surgery;Mar2010, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p415
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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. A cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) was attempted at two of their surgical trauma hospitals: Teme Hospital in Nigeria and La Trinité Hospital in Haiti. 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.
ACCESSION #
47885313

 

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