Belgium - Number of surgical procedures

Number of surgical procedures (per 100,000 population)

Definition: The number of procedures undertaken in an operating theatre per 100,000 population per year in each country. A procedure is defined as the incision, excision, or manipulation of tissue that needs regional or general anaesthesia, or profound sedation to control pain.

Source: The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (

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Year Value
2013 20,712


Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health systems