Local and Visiting Physician Perspectives on Short Term Surgical Missions in Guatemala: A Qualitative Study.

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Summary of "Local and Visiting Physician Perspectives on Short Term Surgical Missions in Guatemala: A Qualitative Study."

To explore the impact of short-term surgical missions (STMs) on medical practice in Guatemala as perceived by Guatemalan and foreign physicians.


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Name: Annals of surgery
ISSN: 1528-1140


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