Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

MS in Physician Assistant Studies (PA)


Physician Assistant Studies

First Advisor

Eric Van Hecke


All countries are classified, for analytical purposes, into three broad classifications, based off a country’s economic condition. The World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) is responsible for these classifications. The gross national income per capita (GNI) is the measurement used to classify a county’s economy: as developed, in transition or developing. The United States is an example of a country that is considered developed, while the countries of Central America are all considered developing. This classification system is useful; however, it may not provide great insight into the health of a nation’s population. Good health of a country’s population directly effects its economy due to increase in productivity. One of the ways a country can help decrease illnesses is by implementing childhood vaccination programs.


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