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[Comment] Global surgery—going beyond the Commission

In September, 2013, a small group met at the Lancet offices in London to begin planning for a Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. Our aim was to improve access to safe and affordable surgery and anaesthesia care. Our remit, to define the current global surgery landscape, review best practices, and make recommendations. The domains that we were to consider were health systems, workforce, information management, and finance.

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