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1 papers 0 to 25 followers Medical Research coming from Pakistan
By Abdul Khan Trying to make a living!
Sania Nishtar, Ties Boerma, Sohail Amjad, Ali Yawar Alam, Faraz Khalid, Ihsan ul Haq, Yasir A Mirza
Pakistan has undergone massive changes in its federal structure under the 18th Constitutional Amendment. To gain insights that will inform reform plans, we assessed several aspects of health-systems performance in Pakistan. Some improvements were noted in health-systems performance during the past 65 years but key health indicators lag behind those in peer countries. 78ยท08% of the population pay out of pocket at the point of health care. The private sector provides three-quarters of the health services, and physicians outnumber nurses and midwives by a ratio of about 2:1...
June 22, 2013: Lancet
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