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The Impact of the Healthcare System in Barbados (Provision of Health Insurance and the Benefit Service Scheme) on the Use of Herbal Remedies by Christian Churchgoers

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258–63
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This article attempts to determine the use of herbal remedies within a population of Christian churchgoers and also the impact of the healthcare system on the use of herbal remedies in Barbados. One-third of the respondents indicated that they used herbal remedies to treat various ailments including chronic conditions. Health insurance did not influence the use of herbal remedies.

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Aim: To determine the impact of health insurance and the government’s Benefit Service Scheme, a system that provides free drugs to treat mostly chronic illnesses to persons aged 16 to 65 years, on the use of herbal remedies by Christian churchgoers in Barbados.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013
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