University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business

What is the Cost of Free Cleft Surgery in the Middle East?
Lenisa Chang

Status: Published
Year: 2018
Publication Name: World Journal of Surgery
Volume: 42, Issue: 5, Page Number(s): 1239-1247


This project explores the costs of cleft lip and/or palate (CL/CP) surgeries in Palestine and Sudan, two low and middle income countries (LMIC), in the Middle East. Our purpose is to examine the veracity of advertisements from international cleft organizations claiming that "250 US dollars (USD) covers the cost of a single cleft surgery." We hypothesize that the actual cost of surgery is greater than 250 USD.

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Lenisa Chang
Lenisa Chang