Background: The Iraqi health system has had various obstacles while
the United States health system is within the top world health systems.
Aim: To compare the health systems of Iraq and the United States
Method: This retrospective observational study. It covered five-yearly
demographic health data. Indeed, the author gathered the data for the
Iraqi ministry of health's Annual Health Reports and WHO documents
(2009-2019) on the internet on 21/9/2020 and gathered the data for the
health-united states (2009-2019). The authors applied Microsoft Excel
software 2010 for analysis.
Results: The childbearing age women in Iraq were 7,716,120 (23.8 %) in
2009 increased to 9,552,799 (24.4 %) in 2019, while in the United States
Were 73,153,460 (22.3 %) in 2009 increased to 75,078,840 (22.8 %) in
2019. There were 22,396 physicians and 4,864 dentists in Iraq in 2009,
increased to 29,217 physicians and 12,796 dentists in 2019, while in the
United States were 972,376 physicians and 181,388 dentists in 2009
increased to 1,119,420 physicians and 200,419 dentists in 2019. Iraqi
health system lacks eHealth, cancer screening, Telemedicine, and
Conclusions: The Iraqi health leaders can follow valid actions alike the
United States health system for improvements.
Alhiti, Hazim Abdul Rahman and Abid, Jinan Salman
"Comparing Iraq and USA Health Systems: 2009-2019,"
Maaen Journal for Medical Sciences: Vol. 1
, Article 10.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.55810/2789-9128.1011