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Doctor shortage in the Philippines: An analysis
 

Doctor shortage in the Philippines: An analysis

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Countless Filipinos have yet to be seen by a doctor and could end up dying without ever being seen by one. What factors contribute to the shortage in medical professionals to handle the public healthcare sector in the Philippines?
 
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18 Nov 2016 - General
 
Our country's healthcare should not be held hostage by scrupulous government officials who do not care about the people's well being. I feel the growing frustration of serving the indigents but with the lack of support from local government w...
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This article truly reveals the actual situation here in the Philippines for doctors. Definitely there is a large shortage in man power as you can feel it greatly when you work even in the so called saturated with doctors areas. The mention about sala...
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What a huge maldistribution of our licensed doctors all throughout the country. Just a shocking rating that Filipino doctors need to cover thousands of people. Will they still be able to deliver the quality care the patients needed or is expecting. I...
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It’s just shocking to read that a lot of Filipinos do not get to see a doctor in their entire life. A statistic of 1:33,000 is just too sad to contemplate. I agree that it isn’t a shortage, but a maldistribution. In large cities and urban areas, we d...
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Just taking notice - before DOH supported hospitals and local government hospitals are able to provide, no matter how sparingly, to the patients seeking their assistance. Nowadays, these facilities all depend, or encroach on the resources of PhilHeal...
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Fundings and financial support of the Department of Health on subspecialty machines like more dialysis machines, increase emphasis on chemotherapy intervention on Cancer and the like takes away funds from being utilized by a vaster number of people. ...
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I look forward to the day when I can see a model of Phil. Health Care system where the first line of the system is the duly trained Family Physician as in other countries. In fact, to make health care more affordable, accessible and attainable, the F...
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1:33,000 is a pitiful statistic--can we expect that people are being cared for properly at this rate? When I go out for missions, I meet people who haven't seen a doctor ever in their lives, and it is sad. Not having seen a dentist is a common th...
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The pressure for government to pay or subsidize medical education is of no direct correlation with loyalty to serve in the Philippines. A lot of "Scholar ng Bayan" are serving in the US and other countries. What is essential is making do an...
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Thank you Plaza Hub for posting this topic that warrants urgent discussion. There was a previous post comparing the average salaries of doctors from different countries. It was sad to see th...
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The subjective shortage over the quantitative shortage is further amplified by the iatrogenic induced shortage - subspecialized medical equipments induced. Medical care has become subservient to availability of dialysis machines, CT scans, Ultrasound...
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Even the unseen rule in professional compensation among physicians has shown a skewed disfavorably towards the subspecialty specialty, cutting up a single individual into subspecialty parts of several medical providers, while out there, a large segme...
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The dearth in supply of physicians for the greater number thus need to be approached in the primary or basic health care. Unfortunately, this generalist specialist approach is frowned upon as a lesser mortal is looked down upon. The subspecialist spe...
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Previous abuses in the Medicare/ PhilHealth approach also bled the limited resources reserved hopefully for a more sustainable and responsive healthcare. (Not to include the corruptions in various forms - this needs to be tackled further in another d...
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Nevertheless, the cash strapped and hemorrhaged PhilHealth system is influenced to favor the strong lobby of influential leaders and specialty societies to favor theirs over the balanced healthcare system. Young doctors look up to this model as the b...
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The goal is to make healthcare become more accessible, available, affordable, etc. What happens is it becomes more of the reverse, beginning to be monopolized by different healthcare market players, a profitable exercise for those who can control th...
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secondly, not all allopathic care necessarily should end up as subspecialty care as a looming premise. But this has become thoroughly a rule rather than as among the options. Subspecialty management has become an elitist approach as it becomes the pr...
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