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India ranks 154th in Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) Index: Lancet

India ranks 154th in Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) Index: Lancet

According to the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) published in the medical journal The Lancet, India has finished a dismal 154th among 195 countries on the healthcare index.

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

India lags behind Sri Lanka (72.8), Bangladesh (51.7), Bhutan (52.7) and Nepal (50.8) and ranks above Pakistan (43.1) and Afghanistan (32.5).

The HAQ index, based on death rates for 32 diseases that can be avoided or effectively treated with proper medical care, also tracked progress in each nation compared to the baseline year 1990.

As per the study, India has performed poorly in tackling cases of tuberculosis, diabetes, chronic kidney diseases and rheumatic heart diseases.

Switzerland topped the health index, followed by Sweden and Norway. China stood 82nd and Sri Lanka 73rd.

Background

National levels of personal health-care access and quality can be approximated by measuring mortality rates from causes that should not be fatal in the presence of effective medical care (ie, amenable mortality). Funding is done by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

With the present analysis, it uses the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) to approximate average levels of personal health-care access and quality for 195 countries and territories from 1990 to 2015.

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