AI will drive up standards in surgery and tackle health inequality

May 2023
Digital Health

New digital technologies can enable surgeons to ‘virtually scrub-in’ to operating rooms, share knowledge around the world and perform at their best, says Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram.

As a surgeon, I know how important it is to ensure patients get the outcome they deserve. Delivering positive outcomes requires proper training and a robust commitment to high patient safety standards. We cannot rest easy when people are dying unnecessarily around the world because they lack access to safe, affordable, and timely surgical care. The consequences of this health inequity are stark, with the Lancet Commission estimating 18 million patients will die every year as a result.