This article describes the incidence of cases, demographics, clinical presentation, diagnostic methods and outcomes of cases of Tuberculosis at Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, The Bahamas between 2014-2016.
Objectives: To determine incidences of cases, demographics, clinical presentation, diagnostic methods and outcomes of cases of tuberculosis (TB) in The Bahamas, 2014─2016.
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In Jamaica and The Bahamas, there were 1079 medical graduates between 2012 and 2016; 69% of them were female. All graduates obtained internship posts, mainly in public hospitals. Of the 2259 applicants, 664 were accepted to postgraduate programmes. Seventy per cent of all graduates were working in the English-speaking Caribbean.
Objective: To determine the availability of employment and retention for the increased number of medical graduates in Jamaica and The Bahamas.
Methods: The availability of internships and junior medical posts for graduates of The University of the West Indies in Jamaica and The Bahamas over the five-year period of 2012 to 2016 was reviewed.
This study was used to provide an understanding of where The Bahamas stands, regarding staffing, equipment and quality assurance. Approximately, 62% of the examined clinics were located in New Providence, with 84% of said clinics belonging to the private sector.
The study examined the Bahamian physiotherapists’ perception of the usefulness of radiological imaging in physiotherapy practice and to evaluate their perceived level of confidence to use such imaging in the management of their patients.
Objective: This study explored Bahamian physiotherapists’ perception of the usefulness of radiologic imaging in physiotherapy practice and evaluated their self-reported level of confidence in viewing and interpreting these images. The associations among their academic qualifications, sector of practice and confidence were also examined.
A survey of 399 persons was done in Nassau, Bahamas, to determine knowledge and attitudes toward the human papillomavirus and its vaccine. Although knowledge of both was limited, the majority would vaccinate their children.
Objective: High-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) are a necessary, albeit not sufficient, cause for cervical cancer development. In The Bahamas, cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer despite screening and educational efforts. As a vaccine programme is being considered, awareness of HPV-related conditions and its vaccine needs to be measured.
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