3 years ago

Systematic review of the use of big data to improve surgery in low‐ and middle‐income countries

S. R. Knight, R. Ots, M. Maimbo, T. M. Drake, C. J. Fairfield, E. M. Harrison

Abstract

Background

Technological advances have led to the generation of large amounts of data, both in surgical research and practice. Despite this, it is unclear how much originates in low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMICs) and what barriers exist to the use of such data in improving surgical care. The aim of this review was to capture the extent and impact of programmes that use large volumes of patient data on surgical care in LMICs.

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