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Published by World Bank in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • Developing countries,
  • Developing countries.


  • Medical care -- Developing countries -- Finance.,
  • Medical economics -- Developing countries.,
  • National health services -- Developing countries.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 42-45).

StatementCharles C. Griffin.
SeriesDiscussion paper / International Finance Corporation,, no. 4, Discussion paper (International Finance Corporation) ;, no. 4.
LC ClassificationsRA410.55.D48 G749 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 47 p. :
Number of Pages47
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2196837M
ISBN 100821312707
LC Control Number89016508

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