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'Belgium'


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
10m

Birth Rate (per 1000 Population)
12.4

Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)
72.4 (male) 79.1(female)

Death Rate (per 1000 population)
10.5

Total expenditure on health services in US$
13,227m

Description of Health Service

Health services in Belgium are financed by a mixture of public funds, private financing and patient charges. Sixty per cent of the capital investment costs are met by Community ministries. The remaining 40 per cent - as well as running costs - are financed through commercial loans, patient charges for hotel costs, medical fees and prescription charges. Total staff - 12, 439



 
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