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Background and burden: Trauma with its early and late consequences disproportionately effects those from poor countries. The availability of effective orthopaedic and trauma care varies significantly across the globe. Challenges: The balancing out of quality care is required to reach the health-related UN development goal set out in 2015. A multifactorial approach addressing local, national and international aspects is key to improving the discrepancy seen between high- and low-income countries.

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International Orthopaedics



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Trauma, Orthopaedics, Global health, Low- and middle-income countries