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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 ...

Niger
Niger

Niger is a landlocked western African country sharing borders with Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali, and Nigeria. The area of 490,350 square miles (1,270,000 square kilometers) makes Niger the 22nd largest country in the world (about twice the size of Texas), and the July 2012 population was ...

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