Sofoklis Goulas

Economist

Sofoklis Goulas

Economist

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The Association Between Surgical Disease Burden and Research Productivity in Surgery Across the Globe: A Big Data Comparative Analysis Using Artificial Intelligence

The Association Between Surgical Disease Burden and Research Productivity in Surgery Across the Globe: A Big Data Comparative Analysis Using Artificial Intelligence

Profound disparities in access to surgery across the world have led to the need for benchmarks for surgical care to design initiatives that reduce the surgical burden of disease. This study measures research productivity and human capital in surgery across nations and investigates associations with the shares of global population and surgical burden of disease. Understanding
country differences in human capital and innovation in surgery is crucial in quantifying access to surgeons and quality of surgical care across the world. Our analysis shows that the preponderance of the world’s population and surgical disease burden are not reflected on the research map, pointing to limited access to surgical care in developing countries. We provide benchmarks for human capital and innovation in surgery in relation to trans-border health disparities, supporting initiatives such as the Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care and Global Fund for Surgery.


Co Authors : Georgios Karamitros
Outlet : British Journal of Surgery, IF: 11.782, (2023)
Link : https://academic.oup.com/bjs/article/110/9/1226/7227186