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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 ...

Jamaica
Jamaica

Jamaica is a mountainous island nation in the Caribbean Sea. Jamaica's area of 4,244 square miles (10,991 square kilometers) makes Jamaica about the size of Connecticut, and the July 2012 population was estimated at 2.9 million. In 2010, 52 percent of the population lived in urban areas, and the 2010 to 2015 annual ...

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