>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)|
|73.1 (Male) 78.5 (Female)|
|Death Rate (per 1000 population)|
|Total expenditure on health services in national currency|
|Description of Health Service|
|NHS services are free at the point of use in most cases. The NHS budget is funded by the government through allocations from general tax revenue. Patient charges account for a small proportion of the expenditure. All United Kingdom residents are entitled to comprehensive health services generally free at the point of use. Every person has to be registered with a GP, who decides on all routine non-emergency healthcare needs of his patients. Acute care services are provided on the basis of referral from the patients' GP. Direct access is available in cases of emergency medical treatment. Total Staff (Full-Time Equivalents) - 1,021,245||