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 (www.lancetglobalsurgery.org).
Topic: Health Indicators
Sub-Topic: Health systems