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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 ...

Mauritius
Mauritius

Mauritius is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, west of Madagascar. The area of 788 square miles (2,040 square kilometers) makes Mauritius about seven times the size of Washington, D.C., and the July 2012 population was estimated at 1.3 million. In 2010, 42 percent of the population lived in urban areas, and the ...

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