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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 ...

Benin
Benin

Benin is a west African country sharing borders with Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, and Togo and having a coastline on the Bight of Benin. The area is 43,484 square miles (112,622 square kilometers, similar to Pennsylvania), and the population in 2012 was estimated at 9.6 million In 2010, 42 percent of the ...

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