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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 ...

Bolivia
Bolivia

Bolivia is a landlocked country in central South America, sharing borders with Peru, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil. The area is 424,164 square miles (1,098,581 square kilometers, about three times the size of Montana), and the 2012 population was estimated at 10.3 million. In 2010, 67 percent of the ...

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