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Healthcare in The Bahamas

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.102
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07 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2019

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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

Cuba: Healthcare and the Revolution

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10.7727/wimj.2012.336
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244–9
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This paper gives an overview of the delivery and access of healthcare to the Cuban public under the communist regime of the Castro brothers.

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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013

Healthcare for the Poor and Dispossessed From Alma-Ata to the Millennium Development Goals

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493–7
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Access to an adequate level of healthcare is a function of affordability to both providers and users including the indigent. The primary healthcare strategy was envisaged as a holistic approach to improve the population’s quality of life. The more recent Millennium Development Goals are a further initiative with the same objective.
 
 
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Ethical Issues in Healthcare Financing

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498–501
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Allocating scarce resources to competing sectors has always been a major challenge for policy-makers, planners and administrators. As the cost of healthcare continues to escalate and the burden of diseases make faster demands on the budget, there has been greater recourse to public debate on the issue. A major underpinning of this debate focusses on the ethical issues inherent in the decision-making process as they affect life, living and death – all in the context of “quality of life”.
 
 
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014
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