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Type: Journal article
Title: Health status, trends, and issues in Sri Lanka
Author: Jayasekara Gangoda Arachchilag, R.
Schultz, T.
Citation: Nursing and Health Sciences, 2007; 9(3):228-233
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Issue Date: 2007
ISSN: 1441-0745
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Rasika S. Jayasekara and Tim Schultz
Abstract: It is widely recognized that better health is a prerequisite for the overall economic and social development of a nation. Sri Lanka, like many other countries experiencing the epidemiological transition, will have to make effective decisions on health-care service management and the development of education and training programs for health-care professionals. This paper provides a comprehensive review of current health service administration, health status, trends and issues, and health financing and resource allocation in Sri Lanka. The review revealed that Sri Lanka has achieved a relatively high health status given a low level of spending on its health-care services; however, Sri Lanka still experiences vital health problems in all stages of the life cycle, mainly related to lifestyle and the epidemiological transition associated with widespread societal and economic crises.
Keywords: Humans; Communicable Diseases; Chronic Disease; Life Expectancy; Infant Mortality; Maternal Mortality; Health Services Administration; Disasters; Demography; Health Status; Health Transition; Health Care Rationing; Forecasting; Developing Countries; Health Policy; War; Socioeconomic Factors; Infant; Health Manpower; Financing, Government; Health Services Needs and Demand; National Health Programs; Sri Lanka
Description: The definitive version is available at Copyright © 2007 The Authors
RMID: 0020074230
DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2007.00328
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