whp volume 13, issue 3, P68-79 2012 DOI: 10.12927/whp.2012.22873 View full text
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Gilbert Burnham, Connie Hoe, Yuen Hung, Agron Ferati, Allen Dyer, Thamer Hifi, Rabia Aboud, Tariq Hasoon

Abstract: AbstractBackground: After many years of sanctions and conflict, Iraq is rebuilding its health system, with a strong emphasis on the traditional hospital-based services. A network exists of public sector hospitals and clinics, as well as private clinics and a few private hospitals. Little data are available about the approximately 1400 Primary Health Care clinics (PHCCs) staffed with doctors. How do Iraqis utilize primary health care services? What are their preferences and perceptions of public primary health…

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