At What Cost? In Search of an Efficient Model of Rural Health in the Dominican Republic

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Title:
At What Cost? In Search of an Efficient Model of Rural Health in the Dominican Republic
Author:
Peterson, Justin Ross
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Health care is one of the most salient issues in contemporary society. To a large extent, the delivery is a reflection of the social values, the political will, and the financial resources of a nation. The Dominican Republic has a unique set of challenges around which a unique health delivery system has evolved. This paper first explores the history and structure of the health care system. Focusing on rural communities, it then reviews the challenges to health including shortages of medical personnel and supplies, high maternal mortality, challenges in the water and sanitation sectors, and cultural prejudice. Finally, it offers solutions that are derived from successful programs employed internationally, always held to the standard of culturally and financially feasible in the Dominican context.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Interdisciplinary Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAt What Cost? In Search of an Efficient Model of Rural Health in the Dominican Republicen_US
dc.creatorPeterson, Justin Rossen_US
dc.contributor.authorPeterson, Justin Rossen_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractHealth care is one of the most salient issues in contemporary society. To a large extent, the delivery is a reflection of the social values, the political will, and the financial resources of a nation. The Dominican Republic has a unique set of challenges around which a unique health delivery system has evolved. This paper first explores the history and structure of the health care system. Focusing on rural communities, it then reviews the challenges to health including shortages of medical personnel and supplies, high maternal mortality, challenges in the water and sanitation sectors, and cultural prejudice. Finally, it offers solutions that are derived from successful programs employed internationally, always held to the standard of culturally and financially feasible in the Dominican context.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineInterdisciplinary Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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