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Surgical Efficiencies and Quality in the Performance of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Procedures in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe

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(Published May, 2014)
Rech, D. (Author),
Bertrand, J.T. (Author),
Thomas, N. (Author),
Farrell, M. (Author),
Reed, J.B. (Author),
Frade, S. (Author),
Samkange, C. (Author),
Obiero, W. (Author),
Agot, K. (Author),
Mahler, H.R. (Author),
Castor, D. (Author),
Njeuhmeli, E. (Author),
Nathan Ford, World Health Organization, Switzerland (Editor)
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Can surgical efficiencies achieved through utilization of WHO’s Models for Optimizing Volume and Efficiency (MOVE) compromise quality, analysis tested four elements of surgical efficiency in relation to primary providers’ time with each client and elapsed operating time? Quality was assessed using a 13-item checklist. The study determined that reducing the time of operation in high-volume settings and increasing the speed of surgical steps do not result in decreased quality of care; however, analysis of task-shifting, use of multiple beds, and their impact on quality in high-volume settings drew inconclusive results.

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Part of a May 2014 PLoS One Collection: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: Improving Quality, Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness, and Demand for Services during an Accelerated Scale-up. www.ploscollections.org/VMMC2014

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Part of a May 2014 PLoS One Collection: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: Improving Quality, Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness, and Demand for Services during an Accelerated Scale-up. www.ploscollections.org/VMMC2014

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Rech D, Bertrand JT, Thomas N, Farrell M, Reed J, et al. (2014) Surgical Efficiencies and Quality in the Performance of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Procedures in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. PLoS ONE 9(5): e84271. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084271