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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 ...

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a South Asian island nation in the Indian Ocean, southeast of India. The area of 25,332 square miles (65,610 square kilometers) makes Sri Lanka about the size of West Virginia, and the July 2012 population was estimated at 16.7 million. In 2010, 14 percent of the population lived in urban areas, and the ...

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