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|Title:||Health status, trends, and issues in Sri Lanka|
|Author:||Jayasekara Gangoda Arachchilag, R.|
|Citation:||Nursing and Health Sciences, 2007; 9(3):228-233|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia|
|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 www.blackwell-synergy.com Copyright © 2007 The Authors|
|Appears in Collections:||Nursing publications|
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