Miércoles, 18 Julio, 2018

India ranks at 154, below SriLanka and Bangladesh, on healthcare index

Adnan Abidi  Reuters                       A woman carries her niece who got sick after consuming contaminated meals given to children at a school Adnan Abidi Reuters A woman carries her niece who got sick after consuming contaminated meals given to children at a school
Cris De Lacerda | 19 May, 2017, 23:14

Sri Lanka has scored 73 on the index, whereas Brazil and Bangladesh have score 65 and 52, respectively.

The study indicates that despite a boost in socio-economic development, India has failed to achieve its healthcare goals and the gap between the predicted and the actual score has only been widening over the last 25 years.

India ranked at 154 in the list of 195 countries.

Nepal was above India and Bangladesh, but below Pakistan, Bhutan and Sri Lanka in 1990 with 34 points.

Over the years, the country has seen improvement in the healthcare index.

The findings suggest, between 1990 and 2015, almost all countries and territories saw their HAQ Index values improve, but the difference between the highest and lowest observed HAQ Index was larger in 2015 than in 1990, ranging from 28•6 to 94•6.

However, India's healthcare access and quality (HAQ) index has increased by 14.1, up from 30.7 in 1990 to 44.8 in 2015.

Countries with the highest scores in 2015 include Canada, Australia, Japan and much of Europe.

This map shows the Healthcare Access and Quality Index (HAQ) values, by decile, in 2015.

The diseases for which rate of death were tracked included tuberculosis, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus and measles, treatable cancer and heart disease, and maternal or neonatal disorders.

"By measuring healthcare quality and access, we hope to provide countries across the development spectrum with valuable data on where improvements are most needed to have the biggest impact on the health of their nation", said senior author Professor Christopher Murray, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, USA.