• Comparison of two models of surgical care for patients with cleft lip and palate in resource-challenged settings.

      Rossell Perry, Percy; Segura, Eddy R.; Salas-Bustinza, Lorgio; Cotrina-Rabanal, Omar; prossellperry@gmail.com (Springer International Publishing, 2015-01)
      The Peruvian health system is limited in providing specialized care for patients with clefts because there are an insufficient number of hospitals and few specially trained doctors in rural areas of the country. The most common model of care in these areas is the surgical mission wherein experienced cleft surgeons perform surgeries and teach local doctors. The purpose of this research was to identify the differences in outcome between the surgical mission trip and the referral center model of care provided by the same team.
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