Patient Barriers to Accessing Surgical Cleft Care in Vietnam: A Multi-site, Cross-Sectional Outcomes Study

Most people who lack adequate access to surgical care reside in low and lower–middle income countries and few studies have analyzed the barriers that determine their ability to access surgical treatment.

This cross-sectional and multi-site study of families in Vietnam seeks to determine which barriers prevent access to cleft care in a resource-limited country to potentially enable barrier mitigation and improve surgical program design.

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Authors: Jordan W. Swanson, Caroline A. Yao, Allyn Auslander, Heather Wipfli, Thi-Hai-Duc Nguyen, Kristin Hatcher, Richard Vanderburg, William P. Magee III
Published By: World Journal of Surgery
Date: January 24, 2017
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