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Reuters Health Features Dr. Jessica Beard’s Insight about Study She Co-Led on Surgical ‘Task-Sharing’

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Jessica H. Beard, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, provided comments to Reuters Health about research that she co-led and that was published in JAMA Surgery. Dr. Beard and a research team examined one approach to a shortage of surgeons available for inguinal hernia repair in sub-Saharan Africa: training medical doctors to perform the procedure. This method is called surgical "task-sharing.”