Research More Than Two Billion People Worldwide Lack Access to Surgical Services

More Than Two Billion People Worldwide Lack Access to Surgical Services

More Than Two Billion People Worldwide Lack Access to Surgical Services

Abstract

More than two billion people worldwide do not have adequate access to surgical treatment, according to a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The researchers also found that people living in high-income regions have far greater access to operating theatres (surgery sites) than those living in low-income regions and that surgical facilities in low-income settings often lack essential equipment.