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A Narrative Review of the Role of Economic Crisis on Health and Healthcare Infrastructure in Three Disparate National Environments

Master of Public Health Program, McQueary College of Health and Human Services, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO 65897, USA
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(4), 1252; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17041252 (registering DOI)
Received: 27 December 2019 / Revised: 4 February 2020 / Accepted: 14 February 2020 / Published: 15 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Public Health Effects of Natural and Technological Disasters)
The collapse of a country’s economy can have significant impacts on the health and healthcare infrastructure of the country. This paper compares the collapse of three national economies from widely separated regions: Venezuela, Zimbabwe, and the countries of the former Soviet Union. Despite significant differences in the environments and cultures of these countries, there are some common variables and outcomes shared by most of the countries including effects on healthcare workforce, disproportionate effects on marginalized populations, and resurgence of certain infectious diseases. View Full-Text
Keywords: economic collapse; workforce; tuberculosis; disaster economic collapse; workforce; tuberculosis; disaster
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Claborn, D.M. A Narrative Review of the Role of Economic Crisis on Health and Healthcare Infrastructure in Three Disparate National Environments. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 1252.

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