Obgyn chair co-authors chapter of Disease Control Priorities volume

Improving access to surgical care could save 1.5 million lives per year in poor countries, according to findings released last week by the Disease Control Priorities Network at University of Washington’s Department of Global Health.

“Essential Surgery, the first volume of the Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition (DCP3) series, identifies 44 essential surgical procedures which should be available in low- and middle-income countries,” says volume editor and University of California San Francisco Professor Haile Debas. “Most of these procedures can be performed in first-level hospitals by multidisciplinary teams of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and other healthcare providers. Investment in first-level hospitals is critical because they are the most important sites for essential surgical care delivery.”

As an author of a chapter on obstetric surgery, Timothy R.B. Johnson, M.D., made significant contributions to the publication. Johnson is the Bates Professor of the Diseases of Women and Children at the University of Michigan Health System and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital.

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Monday, March 30, 2015