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Map based on data from Weiser et al, 2008. An Estimation of the Global Volume of Surgery: A Modelling Strategy Based on Available Data. The Lancet 372 (9633): 139-44. This map was produced by the Map Design Unit of The World Bank. The boundaries, colors, denominations and any other information shown on this map do not imply, on the part of The World Bank Group, any judgment on the legal status of any territory, or any endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries.
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