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How healthcare social media campaigns may improve provisions of health in a devolved health system

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The lack or ineffective social marketing strategy (supply side barrier) and lack of information on benefits and availment process (demand side barrier) are a few of the identified restrictions to the use of health services in complex decentralized health systems such as the Philippines. An effective social media campaign could narrow regional differences in the provisions of health and address these two barriers.

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Metric Matrix: How should we measure the impact of social media on clinical excellence?

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Social media might be a way to improve healthcare. The challenge is to find a metric that will either confirm or dispute this hypothesis

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Addressing the diaspora: Return of Service Contract for healthcare workers

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There is 1 physician per 1, 153 Filipinos according to WHO’s Global Health Observatory  physician density data. In remote areas of the Philippines however,  the ratio is lower at one physician per 33,000 Filipinos. WHO recommends a 1 is to 1,000 (or less) physician to population density. This is just one of the many healthcare concerns we should address if we…

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