Essay Thailand 's Total Of Health Expenditures Of Thailand

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Thailand is a small country in Southeast Asia. There are 77 provinces in the country, and the capital city of Thailand is Bangkok or “Krung Thep”. The population of Thailand is about 68 million people (WHO). The population growth rate is around 3 percent annually.
Thailand’s health care system ranked 47th out of 191 countries in the world that were ranked by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2000. Currently, Thailand has approximately 1,000 hospitals and 9,500 health centers. The 1,000 hospitals consist of 322 private hospitals, 64 military hospitals, 61 specialized hospitals, 12 hospitals under local government, 11 university hospitals, and 8 hospitals under other ministries. There are 0.298 physicians per 1,000 people and 2.2 hospital beds per 1,000 people. 75 percent of all hospitals are from the public hospital, and 25 percent are from private hospitals. There are approximately 168,628 in Thailand which consists of 23,909 doctors; 10,108 dentists; 24,814 pharmacists; and 109,797 professional nurses (Jongudomsuk, 2015).
The total of health expenditures of Thailand is about 6.5 percent of the gross domestic product in 2014. Approximately 57.1 percent was contributed from public sources while 42.9 percent was contributed from private sources. Life expectancy of the Thai population is 73 years. The statistics indicate that Thai women tend to live longer than Thai men and life expectancy of Thai people have been increasing every year. Life expectancy for males is about…

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