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Lebanon’s Ministry of Public Health issues decree on reimbursement for palliative care

Lebanon’s Ministry of Public Health issues decree on reimbursement for palliative care

Reading Time: 4 minutes When H.S. was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer she made it clear to everyone around her that she was going to put up a fight. She had surgeries, took chemotherapy, and continued to manage her home and business as if nothing had changed.  I met her two years into her illness during her last hospitalization. She

A look into Lebanon’s healthcare

Reading Time: 9 minutes Health encapsulates economic activity that amounts to trillions of dollars by the—in this context crude—methodology of collating production of goods and services as gross domestic product (GDP). The Global Health Observatory of the World Health Organization (WHO) puts the world’s expenditure on health at $7.2 trillion (2015 estimate), or 10 percent of the world’s GDP.

Addressing medical errors in the Lebanese healthcare system

Reading Time: 5 minutes Worldwide, medical incidents occur in 10 percent of hospitals, and 50 percent of those incidents that result in patients’ deaths are due to preventable medical errors, according to data from the World Health Organization. In Lebanon, more than one thousand complaints related to medical malpractice were filed to the Order of Physicians between 1996 and

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