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Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2016

Measuring Progress towards Universal Health Coverage

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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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Disparities in the use of essential services

Persistent and growing disparities in the use of health services are increasingly evident, both between and within countries. For example, inequalities in health outcomes are observed for children (see indicators Infant mortality and Under age 5 mortality in ). Inequalities in health outcomes can partly be explained by inequalities in access to essential health services, which result in a poorer health status of underserved populations. For example, access to family planning and skilled birth attendance varies by social stratifiers (see indicators Reproductive health in and Pregnancy and birth in ).

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