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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 ...

Gambia, the
Gambia, the

The Gambia is a west African country, sharing borders with Senegal and having a north Atlantic coastline; the country consists primarily of the flood plains of the Gambia River. The area of 4,361 square miles (11,295 square kilometers) is about twice that of Delaware, and the July 2012 population was estimated at 1.8 ...

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