We have tried to compile a list of literature relevant to work in lower- and middle-income countries.
deVries CR, Price RR: Global Surgery and Public Health: A New Paradigm. Sudbury, MA, Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2012.
Debas H, Gosselin R, McCord C: Surgery. In: Disease control priorities in developing countries, 2nd ed. New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 2006, pp 1245-1259.
Farmer PE, Kim JY: Surgery and global health: A view from beyond the OR. World J Surg 2008;32:533-536.
Weiser TG, Regenbogen SE, Thompson KD, et al: An estimation of the global volume of surgery: A modeling strategy based on available data. Lancet 2008;372:139-144.
Bickler SW: Pediatric surgery in the developing world. J Pediatr Surg 2005;40:1969-1970.
Ozgediz D, Riviello R: The “other” neglected diseases in global public health: surgical conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa. PLoS Medicine 2008; 5: 850-854.
Ozgediz D, Jamison D. Cherian M, McQueen K: The burden of surgical conditions and access to surgical care in low- and middle-income countries. Bull of the WHO 2008; 86:577-656.
Luboga S, Macfarlane SB, Schreeb J, et al: Increasing access to surgical services in Sub-Saharan Africa: Priorities for national and international agencies recommended by the Bellagio Essential Surgery Group. PLoS 2009: 6; 1-5.
Bickler S, Ozgediz D: Key concepts for estimating the burden of surgical conditions and the unmet need for surgical care. World J Surg 2010; 34: 374-380.
Azzie G, Bickler S, Farmer D, et al: Partnerships for developing pediatric surgery care in low-income countries. J Pediatr Surg 2008;43:2273-2274.
Macdonagh R, Jiddawi M, Parry V: Twinning: The future for sustainable collaboration. BJU International 2002;89(supplement 1):13-17.
Riviello R, Ozgediz D, et al: Role of collaborative academic partnerships in surgical training, education, and provision. World J Surg 2010; 459-465.
Hayanga AJ: Volunteerism in general surgery residency: Fostering sustainable global academic partnerships. Arch Surg 2007;142:577-579.
Ozgediz D, Roayaie K, Debas H, et al: Surgery in developing countries: Essential training in residency. Arch Surg 2005;140:795-800.
Powell AC, Mueller C, Kingham P, et al: International experience, electives, and volunteerism in surgical training: A survey of resident interest. J Am Coll Surg 2007;205:162-168.
Jayaraman SP, Ayzengart AL, Goetz LH, et al: Global health in general surgery residency: A national survey. J Am Coll Surg 2009;208:426-433.
Barton A, Williams D, Beveridge M: A survey of Canadian general surgery residents’ interest in international surgery. Canadian J Surg 2008; 51: 125-129.
Thompson MJ, Huntington MK, Hunt D, et al: Educational effects of international health electives on U.S. and Canadian medical students and residents: A literature review. Acad Med 2003;78:342-347.
Bernstein M: Ethical dilemmas encountered while operating and teaching within a developing country. Can J Surg 2004; 47: 170-172,.
Casey KM: The global impact of surgical volunteerism. Surg Clin N Am 2007;87:949-960.
Butler MW: Fragmented international volunteerism: Need for a global pediatric surgery network. J Pediatr Surg 2010; 5: 303-309.
Meier D: Opportunities and improvisation: A pediatric surgeon’s suggestions for successful short-term surgical volunteer work in resource-poor areas. World J Surg 2010; 34: 941-446.
Maki J, Qualls M, White B, et al: Health impact assessment and short-term medical missions: A methods study to evaluate quality of care. BMC Health Services Research 2008; Volume 8: Article 121.
Ethical Considerations for Short-Term Experiences by Trainees in Global Health. JAMA 2008; 300:1456-1458.
Wolfberg AJ: Volunteering Overseas—Lessons from the Surgical Brigades. NEJM 2006: 354: 443-445.
Steffes B, Steffes A: Handbook for short-term medical missionaries.
Disaster management among pediatric surgeons: Preparedness, training, and involvement. Am J Disaster Med 2008; 3:5-14.