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Health Policies for Cleft Lip and/or Palate in Brazil: What's New?

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.560
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This study verified and discussed health policies developed for the treatment of cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) in Brazil in the last 16 years. There was the creation of new healthcare policies for CL/P in the country during this period. However in practice, means that allow the integral attention with regionalized and hierarchic organization, still they have not been established.

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Objective: To verify and discuss health policies developed for the treatment of cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) in Brazil in the last 16 years.

Methods: This was a descriptive study carried out through documental search on the World Wide Web.

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11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 26 Jan, 2017

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National Health Surveys and Health Policy: Impact of the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Surveys and the Reproductive Health Surveys

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372–9
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Over the last 30 years, national health surveys, such as the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Surveys and Reproductive Health Surveys, have helped to document the burden of disease and influence public health policy in Jamaica. It is envisioned that expansion and systemic integration of these surveys in Jamaica will serve to improve health and development.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Chronic Disease in the Caribbean: Strategies to Respond to the Public Health Challenge in the Region What Can We Learn from Jamaica’s Experience?

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397–411
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This paper reviews the burden of chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDs) in the Caribbean within the framework of the global burden of CNCDs and provides recommendations for strategies to combat the epidemic within the region.
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e-Published: 29 Jan, 2014

Issues in Bioethics: Ethics in Health Policy and Guidelines in Healthcare

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Pages: 
113–19
Synopsis: 
Policies, guidelines, and decisions in health and healthcare should be fair and perceived as being equitable. Ethical considerations should be paramount when establishing health policies, particularly in priority setting, such as issues surrounding the welfare of children, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, end-of-life care and rationing scarce life-saving resources.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013
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