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'United States of America'

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
250m

Birth Rate (per 1000 Population)
16.7

Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)
72.0 (Male) 78.8 (Female)

Death Rate (per 1000 population)
9.2 (Male) 8.4 (Female)

Total expenditure on health services in national currency
No figures available

Description of Health Service

The healthcare system is administered within the private and the voluntary sectors on a decentralized basis, with supporting public/private financing that includes national, state and regional components. The responsibility for delivery of health services resides primarily within the private and voluntary sectors, with federal healthcare institutions having responsibility for certain sections of the population such as veterans and the military. Various Federal and State regulations govern aspects of healthcare delivery. The vast majority of the American population (about 74%) is covered by private health insurance for healthcare.




 
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