Healthcare Access and Quality Index

Topic: Social
Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

The Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) Index was developed by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.1 The index assesses personal health care access and quality for 195 nations and territories, as well as sub-national locations in seven countries, from 1990 to 2016.

The Socio-demographic Index (SDI) is a summary measure of a geography’s socio-demographic development. It is based on average income per person, educational attainment, and total fertility rate.

For methodological details, see here.

  1. Global Burden of Disease Collaborative Network. Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 (GBD 2016) Healthcare Access and Quality Index Based on Amenable Mortality 1990–2016. Seattle, United States: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 2018.

The level of health care available in Beijing is comparable to that of California and the Greater London area. View

Guizhou and Tibet, two of China’s poorest provinces, rank in the bottom half globally in health care access and quality. View

Health care quality and access in Mississippi ranks lower than what is available in ten Chinese provinces. View