Generation of national political priority for surgery: a qualitative case study of three low-income and middle-income countries.

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Surgical conditions exert a major health burden in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), yet surgery remains a low priority on national health agendas. Little is known about the national factors that influence whether surgery is prioritised in LMICs. We investigated factors that could facilitate or prevent surgery from being a health priority in three LMICs.


  • Anna J Dare
  • Josh Bleicher
  • Katherine C Lee
  • Alex E Elobu
  • Thaim B Kamara
  • Osborne Liko
  • Samuel Luboga
  • Akule Danlop
  • Gabriel Kune
  • Lars Hagander
  • Andrew J M Leather
  • Gavin Yamey
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S54
JournalThe Lancet
Volume385 Suppl 2
StatePublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch