Health Systems of the World Comparison Essay by TheTruth

Health Systems of the World
Examines how governments handle health issues in Brazil, Portugal, Angola and the U.S.A.
# 25891 | 1,300 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on May 02, 2003 in Economics (International) , Medical and Health (Public Health Issues)

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This paper examines the health care system of Brazil and compares it to those of the U.S.A., Portugal and Angola, (in effect comparing the health system of a developing country to that of developed countries and the Third World). The paper looks at the problems each country is forced to contend with, including AIDS, malaria and cancer. Statistics are provided.

From the Paper:

"Portugal, a European country with a population approximately equal to that of Angola, is a totally different case. Portugal is second only to the US in its governmental funding of health care. Due to the high literacy rate and good public education, the country has done a lot to prevent AIDS. Health care is number one priority of the Portuguese government, and the country has probably the best free health care in the world. Although smoking and heart disease are major problems in Portugal, and in Europe as a whole, they will not be discussed in this essay because they are not infectious diseases of any kind."

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