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.
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.
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