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Use of surgical task shifting to scale up essential surgical services: a feasibility analysis at facility level in Uganda

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, August 2013
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Title
Use of surgical task shifting to scale up essential surgical services: a feasibility analysis at facility level in Uganda
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, August 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-13-292
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Authors

Moses Galukande, Sam Kaggwa, Patrick Sekimpi, Othman Kakaire, Achilles Katamba, Ian Munabi, Francis Mwesigye Runumi, Ed Mills, Amy Hagopian, Geoffrey Blair, Scott Barnhart, Sam Luboga

Abstract

The shortage and mal-distribution of surgical specialists in sub-Saharan African countries is born out of shortage of individuals choosing a surgical career, limited training capacity, inadequate remuneration, and reluctance on the part of professionals to work in rural and remote areas, among other reasons. This study set out to assess the views of clinicians and managers on the use of task shifting as an effective way of alleviating shortages of skilled personnel at a facility level.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 3%
Uganda 1 1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 68 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 21%
Unspecified 12 16%
Student > Master 10 14%
Student > Postgraduate 7 10%
Other 7 10%
Other 22 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 31 42%
Unspecified 19 26%
Business, Management and Accounting 7 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 7%
Social Sciences 4 5%
Other 7 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 April 2015.
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#2,299,135
of 4,991,815 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,264
of 2,232 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#38,925
of 94,162 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#43
of 71 outputs
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