Health policies and data


Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2020

Measuring Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage

This sixth 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 quality of care across 27 Asia-Pacific countries and territories. It also provides a series of dashboards to compare performance across countries and territories, and a thematic analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Asia/Pacific health systems. 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 territories. Each of the indicators is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of charts illustrating variations across countries and territories and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological box on the definition of the indicators and any limitations in data comparability. An annex provides additional information on the demographic and economic context in which health systems operate.

Available from November 27, 2020

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Executive summary
Reader’s guide
Acronyms and abbreviations
Country and territory dashboards
The impact of the COVID‑19 outbreak on Asia-Pacific health systems
Health status14 chapters available
Life expectancy at birth and survival rate to age 65
Neonatal mortality
Infant mortality
Under age 5 mortality
Mortality from all causes
Mortality from cardiovascular disease
Mortality from cancer
Mortality from injuries
Maternal mortality
Determinants of health10 chapters available
Family planning
Preterm birth and low birth weight
Infant feeding
Child malnutrition (including undernutrition and overweight)
Adolescent health
Overweight and obesity
Water and sanitation
Road safety
Health care resources and utilisation7 chapters available
Doctors and nurses
Consultations with doctors
Medical technologies
Hospital care
Pregnancy and birth
Infant and child health
Mental health care
Health expenditure and financing4 chapters available
Health expenditure per capita and in relation to GDP
Financing of health care from government and compulsory health insurance schemes
Financing of health care from households’ out-of-pocket payments, voluntary payment schemes and external resources
Health expenditure by type of service
Quality of care6 chapters available
Childhood vaccination
In-hospital mortality following acute myocardial infarction and stroke
Incidence, survival and mortality for breast cancer
Incidence, survival and mortality for lung cancer
Incidence, survival and mortality for colorectal cancer
Incidence, survival and mortality for stomach cancer
Annexes2 chapters available
National data sources
Additional information on demographic and economic context
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