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A Decade of ENT Surgery in Saint Lucia

This ten-year analysis of Saint Lucia otolaryngology operative caseload establishes trends in operation type by sub-specialty and emergency versus elective cases. Understanding the evolving ENT surgical demands in Saint Lucia allows for better future work force planning and training.


Objective: St Lucia is a developing country with evolving healthcare needs. A single otolaryngologist has provided the island’s ENT services for the last 23 years. The primary aim of this study is to establish the surgical caseload for the ENT surgeon in Saint Lucia. The secondary aim is to establish trends in the operation type over the last decade.

15 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 29 Jun, 2016


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