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.
|Birth Rate (per 1000 Population)|
|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$|
|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.