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Physicians and health care in the Third World

Physicians and health care in the Third World

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Published by Dept. of Anthropology, College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Developing countries.
    • Subjects:
    • Physicians -- Developing countries.,
    • Medical care -- Developing countries.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statementguest editors, Antonio Ugalde, S. Ogoh Alubo.
      SeriesStudies in Third World societies,, publication no. 55
      ContributionsUgalde, Antonio., Alubo, Sylvester Ogoh.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRA441.5 .P48 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 163 p. :
      Number of Pages163
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3600189M
      LC Control Number2002328535
      OCLC/WorldCa32918669

        A physician shortage occurs when there are not enough physicians available to meet patient demand. The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined physician shortages as having less than 80 percent of the physicians needed to meet provider demand. When a physician shortage occurs, patients are unable to access the care they need.   In Jamaica, health care is free. Day after day, and night after night its freeness is confirmed, tested. But the system is inanimate. It doesn’t feel its own failure, it cannot rejoice at its success. Its us, the workers within it that feel it, or don’t. I cannot help but feel it. Still, after 2 years in the very matrix of free health care.

        I generally agree with the answer provided by Vivek and the contention that physician density is the main thing to look at. Cuba has the best at around 6 per population and India has a density below 1. USA and UK are at 2+ and Europe is at 4+. The plan relies extensively on primary care physicians; 63 percent of all active physicians in Canada are in primary care, versus one-third in the US. Canada achieves substantial administrative cost savings, since providers and insurers do not need to market themselves or employ vast staffs to .

      Sample all physicians on team the same day of the week, once a week. Count the number of days between a request for an appointment (e.g., enter dummy patient) with a physician and the third next available appointment for a new patient physical, routine exam, or return visit exam. Report the average number of days for all physicians sampled.   Dan, As much as it would be nice to have a Utopian society where everyone has free or low cost health care, it is not possible here. Ecuador’s populat, – (Source: World Bank)versus that of the U.S. ,, (Source: U.S. Census Bureau). 13 million vs million.


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