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Patient Barriers to Care

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Global Cleft Care in Low-Resource Settings


Cleft surgical care must be available, affordable, and acceptable in order for patients to receive it. There are many supply and demand-side barriers to obtaining cleft care in the developing world, including those related to infrastructure, workforce, safety, financial risk protection, and patient and community perceptions, as well as social and cultural factors. Progress has been made in recent years to scale up surgical care delivery in lower and middle-income countries.

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Yao, C.A., Jumbam, D.T., Corlew, D.S. (2021). Patient Barriers to Care. In: Swanson, J.W. (eds) Global Cleft Care in Low-Resource Settings. Springer, Cham.

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