What is the Cost of Free Cleft Surgery in the Middle East?


Sheriff S., Zawahrah H. J. , Chang L. V. , Beyatli S., Babiker H. M. E. , Roach A. L. , et al.

WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY, cilt.42, ss.1239-1247, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 42 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00268-017-4309-8
  • Dergi Adı: WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1239-1247

Özet

This project explores the costs of cleft lip and/or palate surgeries in Palestine and Sudan, two low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), in the Middle East. Our purpose is to examine the veracity of advertisements from international cleft organizations claiming that "250 US dollars (USD) covers the cost of a single cleft surgery." We hypothesize that the actual cost of surgery is greater than 250 USD.