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donderdag 15 maart 2018

The Lancet: [Department of Error] Department of Error

[Department of Error] Department of Error
Zarocostas J. Libya: war and migration strain a broken health system. Lancet 2018; 391: 824–25—In this World Report, the third paragraph should have read "Libya is now entering its eighth year of conflict and instability, which first engulfed the nation when in February, 2011, dictator of 42 years Muammar Gaddafi used violence to crush pro-democracy demonstrations. The violent clampdown sparked a civil war that led to Gaddafi's ouster from power in August, 2011, by his rebel opponents—backed by strong aerial and naval support from western powers." This correction has been made to the online version as of March 14.
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[Perspectives] Rehumanising the Syrian conflict: photographs of war, health, and life in Syria
The Syrian conflict, which marked its seventh anniversary on March 15, is one of the most live-imaged wars in modern times. Syrian citizen-activists and others have transmitted images extensively to tell the story of the conflict with the hope that this may draw support and change their plight. International media also draw heavily on images—themes of violence, suffering, destruction, and displacement dominate.
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[Comment] Pathology and laboratory medicine in partnership with global surgery: working towards universal health coverage
Pathology and laboratory medicine (PALM) is the backbone of high-quality care across many specialties, particularly surgery. In surgery, PALM provides the cross-match to keep patients with bleeding ectopic pregnancies alive, the histopathology that differentiates a benign colonic polyp from a malignancy, the biochemistry that allows safe titration of anaesthetics, and the forensic pathology that quantifies the burden of disease.
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[Series] Access to pathology and laboratory medicine services: a crucial gap
As global efforts accelerate to implement the Sustainable Development Goals and, in particular, universal health coverage, access to high-quality and timely pathology and laboratory medicine (PALM) services will be needed to support health-care systems that are tasked with achieving these goals. This access will be most challenging to achieve in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), which have a disproportionately large share of the global burden of disease but a disproportionately low share of global health-care resources, particularly PALM services.
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[Comment] Laboratory medicine in low-income and middle-income countries: progress and challenges
Laboratory medicine is essential for disease detection, surveillance, control, and management.1 However, access to quality-assured laboratory diagnosis has been a challenge in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) resulting in delayed or inaccurate diagnosis and ineffective treatment with consequences for patient safety.1 In the new Lancet Series2–4 on pathology and laboratory medicine (PALM) in LMICs, Michael Wilson and colleagues2 provide a comprehensive analysis of the challenges and gaps that limit access to PALM services.
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