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Authors Nayar HS, Bentz ML, Baus GH, Palacios J, Dibbell DG, Noon J, Poore SO, King TW, Mount DL
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Journal J Craniofac Surg Volume: 26 Issue: 4 Pages: 1102-5
Publish Date 2015 Jun
PubMed ID 26080135

Although vertical health care delivery models certainly will remain a vital component in the provision of surgery in low-and-middle-income countries, it is clear now that the sustainability of global surgery will depend on more than just surgeons operating. Instead, what is needed is a comprehensive approach, that is, a horizontal integration that develops sustainable human resources, physical infrastructure, administrative oversight, and financing mechanisms in the developing world. We propose that such a strategy for development would necessarily involve an active role by academic institutions of high-income countries. Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System