The imperative of academia in the globalization of plastic surgery

Academic Article


  • Although vertical health care delivery models certainly will remain a vital component in the provision of surgery in lowand-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.
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    Author List

  • Nayar HS; Bentz ML; Baus GH; Palacios J; Dibbell DG; Noon J; Poore SO; King TW; Mount DL
  • Start Page

  • 1102
  • End Page

  • 1105
  • Volume

  • 26
  • Issue

  • 4