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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 ...

Ireland
Ireland

Ireland is an island nation in the north Atlantic, sharing a land border with the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) and having 900 miles (1,448 kilometers) of coastline. The area of 27,133 square miles (70,273 square kilometers) makes Ireland about the size of West Virginia, and the July 2012 population was ...

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