Barbara M Aggouras

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BACKGROUND Few studies have analyzed the tangible impact of global, philanthropic medical missions. We used qualitative methods to analyze the work of one such mission, Operation Walk Boston, which has made yearly trips to a Dominican Republic hospital since 2008. METHODS We interviewed twenty-one American and Dominican participants of the Operation Walk(More)
Results 2. The results describe the criterion categories which were met and not met. It would be useful to describe some of the actual criteria where the program didn’t meet the requirements. I realise space does not permit the listing of all of these, but some examples might be useful for readers to understand what an “informational” criteria is, for(More)
BACKGROUND Several organizations seek to address the growing burden of arthritis in developing countries by providing total joint replacements (TJR) to patients with advanced arthritis who otherwise would not have access to these procedures. Because these mission trips operate in resource poor environments, some of the features typically associated with(More)
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