Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2016
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Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2016

Measuring Progress towards Universal Health Coverage

This fourth edition of Health at a Glance Asia/Pacific presents a set of key indicators of health status, the determinants of health, health care resources and utilisation, health care expenditure and financing and health care quality across 27 Asia-Pacific countries and economies. Drawing on a wide range of data sources, it builds on the format used in previous editions of Health at a Glance, and gives readers a better understanding of the factors that affect the health of populations and the performance of health systems in these countries and economies.
Each of the indicators is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of charts illustrating variations across countries and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological box on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability. An annex provides additional information on the demographic context in which health systems operate.
This edition is a joint OECD, WHO/WPRO and WHO/SEARO publication.

 

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The burden from non-communicable diseases among adults – the most economically productive age group – is rapidly increasing in the Asia-Pacific region. Increasing development in countries is bringing an epidemiological transition, whereby early deaths are replaced by late deaths, and communicable diseases by non-communicable diseases (WHO, 2014h). The level of adult mortality, all-cause mortality for the population and cause of death are important for identifying the country’s public health priorities and assessing the effectiveness of a country’s health system.

 
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