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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 ...

Belgium
Belgium

Belgium is a western European country sharing borders with France, Luxembourg, Germany, and the Netherlands and having a coastline on the North Sea. The area is 11,787 square miles (30,528 square kilometers, about the size of Maryland), and the July 2012 population was estimated at 10.4 million In 2010, 97 percent ...

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