Karl Theodore

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There is no question that chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDs) pose the single, greatest sustained threat to the stability of health systems worldwide. While undoubtedly the main dimension of the CNCDs challenge is in respect of the health and well-being of the population, it is becoming increasingly obvious that CNCDs are also posing a serious(More)
OBJECTIVE This study addresses the need to measure and explain the inequalities and inequities of Jamaica's health system to generate evidence to support policy development, monitoring, and evaluation. METHODS The nationally representative Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions data sets for 2004 and 2007 were used to produce concentration curves and(More)
Cost estimates are derived for services provided at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (previously known as the Kingstown General Hospital) using the step-down accounting method Both total and average unit cost estimates are provided Among the findings of note is that the cost per patient per day spent on the Maternity Ward is 57.4% higher than for the(More)
In a sense the very positive primary health care (PHC) experience of the Caribbean pre-dated the 1978 declaration of the Alma Ata. Prior to the 1978 declaration, many programmes in a number of Caribbean countries were executed with a PHC bias. This paper presents a review of PHC programmes in a number of Caribbean countries during 1950 and 2010 and presents(More)
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