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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 ...

Bahrain
Bahrain

Bahrain is an island nation located in the Persian Gulf, consisting of one large island and a number of smaller islands. The area is 293 square miles (760 square kilometers, about 3.5 times the size of Washington, D.C.), and the July 2012 population was estimated at 1.25 million. In 2010, 89 percent of the population ...

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