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The role of family physicians in emergency and essential surgical care in the district health system in South Africa

Kathryn Chu, Priyanka Naidu, Steve Reid, Hans Hendriks, Jenny Nash, Vanessa Lomas, Francois Coetzee, Robert Mash
South African Family Practice | Vol 62, No 1 : Part 3| a5117 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/safp.v62i1.5117 | © 2020 Kathryn Chu, Priyanka Naidu, Steve Reid, Hans Hendriks, Jenny Nash, Vanessa Lomas, Francois Coetzee, Robert Mash | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 March 2020 | Published: 22 July 2020

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Kathryn Chu, Centre for Global Surgery, Department of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
Priyanka Naidu, Centre for Global Surgery, Department of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
Steve Reid, Primary Health Care Directorate, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Hans Hendriks, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Zithulele Hospital and Walter Sisulu University, Zithulele, South Africa
Jenny Nash, Eastern Cape Department of Health, Amathole District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Vanessa Lomas, Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
Francois Coetzee, Department of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
Robert Mash, Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa


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district hospital; family physician; decentralised care; surgery; family medicine

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