Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index Released by EIU

01 February 2021 Current Affairs:

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recently released the Asia-Pacific Personalized Health Index. The index measures the readiness for personalized medicine in the Asia-Pacific region to adopt 11 medical systems.

♦ The Asia Pacific Personalized Health Index is a newly released index. It measures the progress of the health system towards personalized medicine. It evaluated 11 health systems in the Asia-Pacific region.
♦ The health systems evaluated include India, China, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea and New Zealand. It measures the performance of 27 personalized health indicators in 4 categories called “vital signs”.
♦ The four important signs include policy background, health information, personalized technology and health services. The report emphasizes that Singapore is the best-performing country in all 11 health systems.
♦ Taiwan ranked second, Japan and Australia ranked third and fourth respectively. Among 11 health systems, India ranks tenth. Indonesia ranked 11th
♦ However, India ranks 10th overall. But among the four important categories, India ranks 10th in health information indicators, 11th in health services, 9th in personalized technical indicators, and 5th in policy background indicators.
♦ The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is the research and analysis department of The Economist Group. It provides forecasting and consulting services by conducting research and analysis. It provides five-year national economic forecasts, monthly national reports, national risk service reports and industry reports. It has multiple offices around the world, including two offices in China and one office in Hong Kong.
♦ The Asia-Pacific region is part of the Western Pacific region. This part of the content varies according to the context, but usually includes Oceania, East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

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