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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 ...

Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a landlocked country in Central Asia, sharing borders with China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The area of 1,052,090 square miles (2,724,900 square kilometers) makes Kazakhstan the ninth-largest country in the world, and the July 2012 population was estimated at 17.5 million. In ...

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