These included primary care physicians (including family physicians where these exist) (48 percent of respondents who sought health care), specialists (33 percent), pharmacists (7 percent), feldshers
(health workers with basic medical training that played an important role in delivering care, especially in rural areas, in the Soviet system) (5 percent), dentists (3 percent), midwives (2 percent), alternative medicine specialists (1 percent), and others (1 percent).
. Jerusalem: Hebrew University Press; 1992.
World grew out of Jacobs and Feldsher
's long-shared fondness for Sophocles and Jerry Springer, a night of martini-fueled inspiration and a year of adaptation work (including a tour of talk-shows in L.A., New York and Chicago).
"Mac calls politics 'the war of all against all,'" says Feldsher. "It's people in search of an agenda, appropriating ideas to get money and influence - the same pettiness you see in every workplace.
Still, that doesn't stop Feldsher and Feerst from publicly offering free seats to Helms and Donald Wildmon, two of the "harebrained horsemen of our contemporary cornball Apocalypse" to whom Wellman dedicates his play.
("The audience was going crazy!" says Feldsher, demonstrating by pulling his hair.)
(After seeing Peacock, I say to Feldsher, "You know, this shouldn't work," and he says, in all seriousness, "Yeah, I know.")
Future health providers "feldshers
" (foot doctors), and physician's assistants with a greater role.
Curative services were provided free of charge, commencing with informally trained Bag Feldshers
(community-based health workers), through Soum (district) health centres to Aimag (provincial) hospitals and a series of tertiary facilities in Ulaanbaatar.
We may develop a system similar to the feldshers
in Russia, and physicians will be called only for complicated conditions in an attempt to keep down health care costs.
Polyclinics are staffed by doctors, nurses, and physicians' assistants called feldshers