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New WHO book outlines health systems of EU neighbours

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 29 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:14
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The World Health Organization has produced a book that gives a clear overview of the essential health features and systems of the 12 countries on the European Union's eastern and southern borders.

    The 248 page publication gives basic information for each of the countries, covering their demography, prevalent diseases, and health risks, and explains how the country's health sector is being reformed, organised, and financed.

    The book follows the same format as an earlier WHO publication that presented the health characteristics of the 10 countries that joined the European Union in May 2004. That book …

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