Postal Address LBJ Tropical Medical Center Pago Pago American Samoa 96799
Location Address LBJ Tropical Medical Center Pago Pago American Samoa 96799
Financial management of public health programmes is mainly grant-driven rather than programme-driven. The hospital generates financial resources from user fees, local government appropriations and federal health care financing through the Medicaid and Medicare programmes. The total government health budget amounts to 14% of the territory’s total budget and the bulk goes towards curative care, with only about 10% going to public health. Total health expenditures are around US$ 32.3 million, which corresponds to a per capita health expenditure of US$ 500.
http://www.wpro.who.int/countries/2008/ams/health_system.htm (accessed 29.04.2009)
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