The Lancet Commission report in 2015 highlighted the role of safe surgery and anaesthesia. They also gave a framework of recommendations, indicators and targets to achieve universal access to safe surgery. This article explores the applicability of these indicators in Pakistan namely; access to timely surgery, specialist surgical workforce diversity, surgical volumes, perioperative mortality rate, protection against impoverishing expenditure and protection against catastrophic expenditure.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
(2020). Global safety in anaesthesia and surgery: Implications for anaesthesia in Pakistan. JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 70(11), 2031-2035.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_mc_anaesth/405