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.