Portuguese-speaking African countries face shortages of doctors
- `Underserved' New Hampshire seeks primary care physicians. Sanders, Bob // New Hampshire Business Review;10/29/93, Vol. 15 Issue 20, p14
Discusses New Hampshire's shortage of health professionals. Federal funding of clinics in Manchester and Berlin; Advantages of designation as a medically underserved area; Low infant mortality rate; Factors for consideration in designating an area as medically underserved; State's use of loan...
- People with AIDS are dying because of inadequate staffing. Sidley, Pat // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/2/2007, Vol. 334 Issue 7604, p1133
This article focuses on a study from the MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res (MSF), also known as Doctors without Borders, which found that some of the poorest AIDS patients are dying earlier than necessary due to the scarcity of health care workers. Staff shortages in southern Africa have become...
- Physician population stabilizes. Buske, Lynda // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/20/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 2, p1
Presents the results of the physician supply data as of January 2004, released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Physician-to-population ratio; Decline in the number of active physicians moving to the U.S. and other countries in 2002; Net loss of active physicians in 2002.
- Access to dental care. Guay, Albert H. // Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Nov2004, Vol. 135 Issue 11, p1599
Discusses the need to understand clearly the barriers to care affecting underserved populations. Presentation of a framework for designing access-to-care programs; Assessment of problems in access to dental care; Factors that should be considered in enumerating the problem.
- Loan repayments help pharmacists provide care in medically underserved areas. Young, Danna // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;11/1/2003, Vol. 60 Issue 21, p2186
This article reports that National Health Service Corps (NHSC), an organization in the U.S., awarded student loan repayments of up to $50,000 each to 23 pharmacists who have agreed to serve for at least two years in medically underserved communities in the United States and its territories,...
- Studies in the Improvement of Health Outcomes for Underserved Populations. Greene, Kathryn // Conference Papers -- National Communication Association;2009, p1
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- The Distribution of Physicians, Advance Practice Nurses, and Physician Assistants In Iowa. Dehn, Richard W. // Journal of Physician Assistant Education (Physician Assistant Ed;2006, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p36
The article focuses on the impact of the distribution of physicians, advance practice nurses and physician assistants in Iowa. Health care providers are distributed in a way that results in a surplus of providers in some areas and a scarcity in others. Databases of health care professionals...
- The Supply of Primary Care Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in Underserved North Carolina. Fraher, Erin // Journal of Physician Assistant Education (Physician Assistant Ed;2006, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p39
The article focuses on the impact of the increasing supply of physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) in underserved areas in North Carolina. It states that the difficulty in estimating the percentage of NPs and PAs engaged in primary care affected the attempts to model the...
- Iraq lacks facilities and expertise in emergency medicine. Al Sheibani, Bassim Irheim Mohammed; Hadi, Najah R.; Hasoon, Tariq // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/21/2006, Vol. 333 Issue 7573, p847
This article reports on the lack of medical facilities and experienced doctors in Iraq. In 2006, the country had over 180 hospitals, yet only a few of those had emergency departments with proper equipment, supplies and drugs. As violence resulting from the Iraq War continues to escalate, the...