Comparative Health Policy in the Asia-Pacific
McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Dec 1, 2004 - Medical - 257 pages
Based upon research from eight countries in the Asia-Pacific Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan this book analyses and compares their differing health policies.
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