Comparative Analysis Of The Philippine Healthcare System And Us Health Care System

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Comparative analysis of the Philippine healthcare system and US health care system

Comparative analysis of the Philippine healthcare system and US health care system


Philippines country is located on the map between the South China Sea and Pacific Ocean, and it is also known as an archipelago of the South-East Asian region. Whereas, on the demographic scale to the south of China there poses several republic states, and across the north of Philippines include Korea and Japan. In addition to this, the country is generally comprised of almost 7107 island and among them Luzon is considered as the largest of all (Romualdez et al, 2011).

Further, the capital of the country is located at the north of largest island, thus the total surface of Philippines land is calculated at approx 343 282 square kilometers, this country also contain a largest coastline which is approximately 36289 kilometers long. In addition to this, majority of the country is situated across huge mountains with constricted lands.

Moreover, the temperature of the country is generally very hot, and its lowest temperature for past 15 years has been recorded within the range of15.6 to 21.1 degree centigrade during the month of December to February. Meanwhile, during the summer season the temperature riches up to 35-degree centigrade, however, majority portion of the country experiences heavy and mild rainfall throughout the year (Romualdez et al, 2011).

Because of its demographic and geographic location, particularly of the western coast, the country witness approximately within 15-20 typhoon or storms during the course of winter season. Moreover, this country also faces large number of threats due to constant eruption of volcanoes and earthquake because the country is situated along the “Pacific ring of fire”. All of the above factors have made this place as one of the extreme dangerous due to frequent occurrence of natural disasters (Littlejohn et al, 2012).

In addition to this, in the year 2007, the total population of the country reached to an approximate figure of 88.57 million, whereas according to the projection made by the (NSO) the country's population will reach to 94.7 million by the end of 2010, thus this land will become the 12 largest countries in terms of population. This increase in population has raised certain problems like shortage of houses, air pollution, and enormous traffic on the roads.

According to the research conducted by NSO 92.5% of the country's population is comprised of Christians, Muslim minority is around 5.04%, and other smaller tribes are found in small groups throughout the country. Further, approximately 180 ethnic groups are present in the country, and the largest of them all is known as Tagalog, which comprises of 28% of all ethnic groups.

Economic situation of the country

This country is generally perceived as the under developed, having a per capita income of approx $1620 in year 2007. Further, according to the report of World Bank the country's GDP is about 159.3 billion by the end of 2009, in which more that 55 percent is earned from the service industries, whereas, the remaining 30 ...
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