Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2012


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Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2012


ISBN 9789264183728

120 pages, 
5 tables
100 graphs

Publication date: November 2012


Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2012


This second 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 in 27 Asia/Pacific countries and economies.

Drawing on a wide range of data sources, it 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, a brief descriptive analysis highlighting the major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological box on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability.

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Chapter 1.  Health Status
1.1 Life expectancy at birth
1.2 Infant mortality
1.3 Under-5 mortality
1.4 Mortality from all causes
1.5 Mortality from cardiovascular disease
1.6 Mortality from cancer
1.7 Mortality from injuries
1.8 Maternal mortality
1.10 Tuberculosis
1.11 Malaria
1.12 Diabetes

Chapter 2.  Determinants of Health
2.1 Reproductive health
2.2 Low birthweight
2.3 Breastfeeding
2.4 Nutrition
2.5 Underweight and overweight
2.6 Water and sanitation
2.7 Tobacco
2.8 Alcohol

Chapter 3. Health Care Resources and Utilisation
3.1 Doctors and nurses
3.2 Consultations with doctors
3.3 Hospital beds and average length of stay
3.4 Hospital discharges
3.5 Pregnancy and birth

Chapter 4. Health Expenditure and Financing
4.1 Health expenditure per capita
4.2 Health expenditure in relation to GDP
4.3 Financing of health care
4.4 Pharmaceutical expenditure

Chapter 5. Quality of Care
Health care quality: Policy context and measurement
5.1 In-hospital mortality following acute myocardial infarction and stroke
5.2 Mortality from breast, cervical and colorectal cancer
5.3 Childhood immunisation programmes
5.4 Measuring mental health care quality
5.5 Quality of care initiatives in the Asia/Pacific region

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