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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 ...

Cape Verde
Cape Verde

Cape Verde is an island nation (consisting of 10 major islands and numerous smaller ones) in the North Atlantic off the western coast of Africa. The area is 1,557 square miles (4,033 square kilometers, a bit smaller than Rhode Island), and the July 2012 population was estimated as 523,568 Praia is the capital and ...

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