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Health Care

(Book - 2012 )
Health Care

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Title: Health care
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI :, Greenhaven Press,, c2012
Characteristics: 230 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Noël Merino, book editor
Contents: ch. 1. Access to health care around the globe. In developed countries, most people have access to health care / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
In the United States, a new law will help lessen the high number of uninsured / Kaiser Family Foundation
In Canada, wait times for health care are unacceptably long / Bacchus Barua and Mark Rovere
In India, there is vast inequality in access to health care / Y. Balarajan, S. Selvaraj, and S.V. Subramanian
In China, there is a plan to reduce the millions without health care / Veronica M. Valdez
In South Africa, migrants do not have adequate access to health care / Human Rights Watch
ch. 2. The quality of health care. Health care in the United States is superior in many categories / Scott W. Atlas
The health care experience in France is better than in the United States / Matt Welch
The national health service in Great Britain needs reform / Spectator (UK)
Cuba's health care system works well in Cuba and elsewhere / Sarah van Gelder
Beyond hysterics: the health care model that works / Anita Raghavan
In Brazil, health care is universal but not necessarily high quality / Jeb Blount
ch. 3. The cost of health care. In Europe, health care costs are rising faster than available funding / Economist Intelligence Unit
Australia should emulate Singapore to control rising health care costs / Richard Harper
Canada's single-payer system controls costs better than America's system / Diane Francis
Taiwan's health care system delivers quality with low costs / Ian Williams
In Africa, fees for health care keep people from seeking treatment / Oxfam International
ch. 4. Disease-related challenges for health care. Despite some progress, HIV remains a global health challenge / Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
The worldwide fight against malaria is far from over / Jeremy Laurance
Drug-resistant tuberculosis poses a global health threat / Jeneen Interlandi
India on the front lines in the battle to eradicate polio / Stephanie Nolen
Infectious diseases in the developing world remain a serious problem / International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Cancer is a growing health problem, especially in the developing world / Margaret Chan and Yukiya Amano
Additional Contributors: Merino, Noël
ISBN: 9780737756548
Branch Call Number: 362.1 H4343g 2012
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