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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 ...

Bahamas
Bahamas

The Bahamas is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea, with an area of 5,359 square miles (13,880 square kilometers, similar to Connecticut) and a July 2012 population estimated at 316,182 In 2010, 84 percent of the population lived in urban areas, and the 2010 to 2015 annual rate of urbanization was estimated at ...

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