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This concise reference provides a one-stop point of research that examines major aspects of health care systems for over 190 countries worldwide. In a consistent format, ten major health care categories are systematically examined for each country: 1. Emergency Health Services; 2. Costs of Hospitalization; 3. Costs of Drugs; 4. Major Health Issues; 5. Government Role in Health Care; 6. Insurance; 7. Access to Health Care; 8. Health Care Facilities; 9. Health Care Personnel (doctor level of training, etc.); and 10. Public Health Programs. The volume is organized in alphabetical order of country names. Each country is presented on a two- or three-page spread with the same descriptive and statistical content, allowing readers to compare health care systems from country to country. For example, a ...

Madagascar
Madagascar

Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean; Mozambique is the closest country on the mainland of Africa. The area of 226,658 square miles (587,041 square kilometers) makes Madagascar about twice the size of Arizona, and the July 2012 population was estimated at 22.6 million. In 2010, 30 percent of the ...

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