Health policies and data

Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2014

Measuring Progress towards Universal Health Coverage

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Published on November 27, 2014

Also available in: Korean


This third 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. It is a joint OECD and WHO/WPRO and WHO/SEARO publication.


Executive summary
National data sources
Additional information on demographic and economic contexts
Health status13 chapters available
Life expectancy at birth
Infant mortality
Under-5 mortality
Mortality from all causes
Mortality from cardiovascular disease
Mortality from cancer
Mortality from injuries
Maternal mortality
Determinants of health8 chapters available
Reproductive health
Preterm birth and low birthweight
Infant and young child feeding
Child malnutrition (underweight and overweight)
Adult malnutrition (underweight and overweight)
Water and sanitation
Health care resources, utilisation and access9 chapters available
Doctors and nurses
Consultations with doctors
Medical technologies
Hospital care
Pregnancy and birth
Infant and child health
Mental health care
Access to health care
Inequities in access to essential services
Health expenditure and financing3 chapters available
Health expenditure per capita and in relation to GDP
Financing of health care
Pharmaceutical expenditure
Quality of care5 chapters available
Health care quality: policy context and measurement
Childhood vaccination programmes
In-hospital mortality following acute myocardial infarction and stroke
Mortality from breast, cervical and colorectal cancer
Quality of care initiatives in the Asia/Pacific region
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