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Lancet Report Calls for Major Investment in Surgery

A couple of years ago, the British medical journal The Lancet asked a group of experts to assess the global state of surgery. The panel now reports finding a major gap between the need for surgery and what is actually available, especially in low- and middle-income countries.    In its report published by The Lancet, the group says people are dying from conditions easily treated in the operating room such as hernia, appendicitis, obstructed labor, and serious...

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