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Global Oncology Volunteering: Making an Effective Contribution

Annette Galassi

Rachna Pradhan

Gayatri Palat

Virginia T. LeBaron

oncology nursing, volunteering, global volunteer
ONF 2017, 44(5), 530-533. DOI: 10.1188/17.ONF.530-533

Elements of a good health system are lacking in most low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and in many high-income countries, including the United States. A major problem is financing health care. On average, about 50% of healthcare financing in low-income countries comes from out-of-pocket payments, compared to 30% in middle-income countries and 14% in high-income countries.

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