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Health care systems around the world : a comparative guide / Sarah E. Boslaugh.

By: Boslaugh, Sarah [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [2013]Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 575 pages) : illustrations, maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781452276205 (electronic bk.); 145227620X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Medical policy -- Cross-cultural studies | Medical care -- Cross-cultural studies | Delivery of Health Care -- organization & administration | Cross-Cultural Comparison | Health Policy | Health Status | World Health | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Security | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & WelfareGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 362.1 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Afghanistan -- Albania -- Algeria -- Andorra -- Angola -- Antigua and Barbuda -- Argentina -- Armenia -- Australia -- Austria -- Azerbaijan -- Bahamas -- Bahrain -- Bangladesh -- Barbados -- Belarus -- Belgium -- Belize -- Benin -- Bhutan -- Bolivia -- Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Botswana -- Brazil -- Brunei -- Bulgaria -- Burkina Faso -- Burundi -- Cambodia -- Cameroon -- Canada -- Cape Verde -- Central African Republic -- Chad -- Chile -- China -- Colombia -- Comoros -- Congo, Democratic Republic of the -- Congo, Republic of the -- Costa Rica -- Cote d'Ivoire -- Croatia -- Cuba -- Cyprus -- Czech Republic -- Denmark -- Djibouti -- Dominica -- Dominican Republic -- Ecuador -- Egypt -- El Salvador -- Equatorial Guinea -- Eritrea -- Estonia -- Ethiopia -- Fiji -- Finland -- France -- Gabon -- Gambia, The -- Georgia -- Germany -- Ghana -- Greece -- Grenada -- Guatemala -- Guinea -- Guinea-Bissau -- Guyana -- Haiti -- Honduras -- Hungary -- Iceland -- India -- Indonesia -- Iran -- Iraq -- Ireland -- Israel -- Italy -- Jamaica -- Japan -- Jordan -- Kazakhstan -- Kenya -- Kiribati -- Kuwait -- Kyrgyzstan -- Laos -- Latvia -- Lebanon -- Lesotho -- Liberia -- Libya -- Liechtenstein -- Lithuania -- Luxembourg -- Macedonia -- Madagascar -- Malawi -- Malaysia -- Maldives -- Mali -- Malta -- Marshall Islands -- Mauritania -- Mauritius -- Mexico -- Micronesia -- Moldova -- Monaco -- Mongolia -- Montenegro -- Morocco -- Mozambique -- Myanmar -- Namibia -- Nauru -- Nepal -- Netherlands -- New Zealand -- Nicaragua -- Niger -- Nigeria -- North Korea -- Norway -- Oman -- Pakistan -- Palau -- Panama -- Papua New Guinea -- Paraguay -- Peru -- Philippines -- Poland -- Portugal -- Qatar -- Romania -- Russia -- Rwanda -- Saint Kitts and Nevis -- Saint Lucia -- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -- Samoa -- San Marino -- Sao Tome and Principe -- Saudi Arabia -- Senegal -- Serbia -- Seychelles -- Sierra Leone -- Singapore -- Slovakia -- Slovenia -- Solomon Islands -- Somalia -- South Africa -- South Korea -- Spain -- Sri Lanka -- Sudan -- Suriname -- Swaziland -- Sweden -- Switzerland -- Syria -- Taiwan -- Tajikistan -- Tanzania -- Thailand -- Timor-Leste (East Timor) -- Togo -- Tonga -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Tunisia -- Turkey -- Turkmenistan -- Tuvalu -- Uganda -- Ukraine -- United Arab Emirates -- United Kingdom -- United States -- Uruguay -- Uzbekistan -- Vanuatu -- Venezuela -- Vietnam -- Yemen -- Zambia -- Zimbabwe.
Summary: This reference examines major aspects of health care systems for over 190 countries worldwide. Its organized in alphabetical order of country names. Each country is presented with the same descriptive and statistical content, allowing readers to compare health care systems from country to country.Summary: Provides basic information about health care organization and outcomes, organized into 10 categories for 193 countries: emergency health services, insurance, costs of hospitalization, access to health care, cost of drugs, health care facilities, major health issues, health care personnel, government role in health care, and public health programs.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 519-523) and index.

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Afghanistan -- Albania -- Algeria -- Andorra -- Angola -- Antigua and Barbuda -- Argentina -- Armenia -- Australia -- Austria -- Azerbaijan -- Bahamas -- Bahrain -- Bangladesh -- Barbados -- Belarus -- Belgium -- Belize -- Benin -- Bhutan -- Bolivia -- Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Botswana -- Brazil -- Brunei -- Bulgaria -- Burkina Faso -- Burundi -- Cambodia -- Cameroon -- Canada -- Cape Verde -- Central African Republic -- Chad -- Chile -- China -- Colombia -- Comoros -- Congo, Democratic Republic of the -- Congo, Republic of the -- Costa Rica -- Cote d'Ivoire -- Croatia -- Cuba -- Cyprus -- Czech Republic -- Denmark -- Djibouti -- Dominica -- Dominican Republic -- Ecuador -- Egypt -- El Salvador -- Equatorial Guinea -- Eritrea -- Estonia -- Ethiopia -- Fiji -- Finland -- France -- Gabon -- Gambia, The -- Georgia -- Germany -- Ghana -- Greece -- Grenada -- Guatemala -- Guinea -- Guinea-Bissau -- Guyana -- Haiti -- Honduras -- Hungary -- Iceland -- India -- Indonesia -- Iran -- Iraq -- Ireland -- Israel -- Italy -- Jamaica -- Japan -- Jordan -- Kazakhstan -- Kenya -- Kiribati -- Kuwait -- Kyrgyzstan -- Laos -- Latvia -- Lebanon -- Lesotho -- Liberia -- Libya -- Liechtenstein -- Lithuania -- Luxembourg -- Macedonia -- Madagascar -- Malawi -- Malaysia -- Maldives -- Mali -- Malta -- Marshall Islands -- Mauritania -- Mauritius -- Mexico -- Micronesia -- Moldova -- Monaco -- Mongolia -- Montenegro -- Morocco -- Mozambique -- Myanmar -- Namibia -- Nauru -- Nepal -- Netherlands -- New Zealand -- Nicaragua -- Niger -- Nigeria -- North Korea -- Norway -- Oman -- Pakistan -- Palau -- Panama -- Papua New Guinea -- Paraguay -- Peru -- Philippines -- Poland -- Portugal -- Qatar -- Romania -- Russia -- Rwanda -- Saint Kitts and Nevis -- Saint Lucia -- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -- Samoa -- San Marino -- Sao Tome and Principe -- Saudi Arabia -- Senegal -- Serbia -- Seychelles -- Sierra Leone -- Singapore -- Slovakia -- Slovenia -- Solomon Islands -- Somalia -- South Africa -- South Korea -- Spain -- Sri Lanka -- Sudan -- Suriname -- Swaziland -- Sweden -- Switzerland -- Syria -- Taiwan -- Tajikistan -- Tanzania -- Thailand -- Timor-Leste (East Timor) -- Togo -- Tonga -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Tunisia -- Turkey -- Turkmenistan -- Tuvalu -- Uganda -- Ukraine -- United Arab Emirates -- United Kingdom -- United States -- Uruguay -- Uzbekistan -- Vanuatu -- Venezuela -- Vietnam -- Yemen -- Zambia -- Zimbabwe.

This reference examines major aspects of health care systems for over 190 countries worldwide. Its organized in alphabetical order of country names. Each country is presented with the same descriptive and statistical content, allowing readers to compare health care systems from country to country.

Provides basic information about health care organization and outcomes, organized into 10 categories for 193 countries: emergency health services, insurance, costs of hospitalization, access to health care, cost of drugs, health care facilities, major health issues, health care personnel, government role in health care, and public health programs.

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