Authors: Yurie Kobashi, Kazato Saeki, Masaharu Tsubokura, Lihorn Srou, Tiny Prum, Norifumi Kuratani, Tomohiro Ishii, Kayako Sakisaka
Researchers distributed a questionnaire in rural Cambodia to assess the level of surgical knowledge among physicians, CHWs, and community members. The median scores for surgical symptomatic knowledge was 8 for medical staff, 8 for CHWs, and 8.5 for villagers. The study’s authors concluded that medical staff in rural areas needed to be trained to improve knowledge and double the surgical workforce by 2030.
Link: Surgical symptomatic knowledge among medical staff and community health workers in rural Cambodia: a descriptive study for workforce improvement