BMC Health Serv Res 2021 Jun 9;21(1):568. Epub 2021 Jun 9.
Program for the Advancement of Surgical Equity, Department of Surgery, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA.
Background: The epidemiology and cost of surgical care delivery in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) is poorly understood. This study characterizes the cost of surgical care, rate of catastrophic medical expenditure and medical impoverishment, and impact of surgical hospitalization on patients' households at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital (SRRH), Uganda.
Methods: We prospectively collected demographic, clinical, and cost data from all surgical inpatients and caregivers at SRRH between February 2018 and January 2019. Read More