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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 ...

Nauru
Nauru

Nauru is an island nation in the south Pacific Ocean. The area of 8 square miles (21 square kilometers) makes Nauru about one-tenth the size of Washington, D.C., and is the world's smallest independent republic; the July 2012 population was estimated at 9,378. In 2010, 100 percent of the population lived in urban areas. ...

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