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'Barbados'


1990 data. Information is reproduced from the Guide to Health Services of the World, published by the International Hospital Federation, ISBN 0 900590 26 2. Price 16.00.

National Population
0.26m (1991)

Birth Rate (per 1000 Population)
17

Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)
70.2 (male) 75.2 (female)

Death Rate (per 1000 population)
8.9 (male) 8.7 (female)


Total expenditure on health services in US$
92m

Description of Health Service

There are only nine hospitals in Barbados - six are long-term, three short-term and one for psychiatric patients. Health is financed primarily by general revenue though some charges for services are levied. Access to hospitals and diagnostic services involves a user charge which is set at a low level.



 
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