Senior Honors Projects, 2010-2019

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Date of Graduation

Spring 2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Department of Health Sciences


Audrey J. Burnett

April L. Temple

Katherine Ott Walter


Countries around the globe are struggling to find an affordable health care system. Developing countries have it particularly challenging with a lack of health care professionals and funding to spend on health care. This systematic review analyzes five developing countries’ (China, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Peru and Turkey) health care systems to find what is working well and what needs improvement. The main findings that these countries could adopt are requiring medical student graduates to do their residency in rural areas, giving more power of health care to local governments rather than the federal government, making insurance companies non-profit, and providing vaccinations free of charge.



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