Article

Economic and psychological burden of scheduled surgery cancellation in a sub-Saharan country (Burkina Faso)

DOI: 10.1080/22201181.2017.1379788
Author(s): Martin LankoandéDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Burkina Faso, Papougnézambo BonkoungouDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Burkina Faso, Bertille K KiDepartment of Anaesthesiology, Burkina Faso, Armel Flavien R KaboréDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Burkina Faso, Edgar OuangréGeneral and Digestive Surgery, Burkina Faso, Yacouba SavadogoGeneral Medicine, Burkina Faso, Cheik Thw BougoumaDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Burkina Faso, Joachim SanouDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Burkina Faso, Nazinigouba OuedraogoDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation, Burkina Faso, Phillipe PendevilleDepartment of Anaesthesiology, Belgium

Abstract

Background: Cancellation of scheduled surgery creates a financial burden for hospitals, caregivers and patients. Cancellation causes emotional stress, which impacts on outcomes. In poor countries where the adequacy of healthcare is limited, the ethical dilemma created by scheduled surgery cancellation is particularly important.

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