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'China'

>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
1,171m (1992)

Birth Rate (per 1000 Population)
20.98

Life Expectancy at Birth(Years)
67 (male) 71 (female)

Death Rate (per 1000 population)
6.3

Total expenditure on health services in US$
11,228m

Description of Health Service

Health service responsibility is delegated to the provincial and autonomous governments by the Minstry of Public Health. The first point of contact is usually the primary hospitals which are responsible for primary health care, preventative care, planning for local needs and control and supervision of facilities. The health service is financed by the governm,ent, funds from medical co-operative schemes and out-of-pocket payments by patients.


 
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