Overview of health and ageing issues in the Asia-Pacific region

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Singapore's ageing population : managing healthcare and end-of-life decisions

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This chapter provides a review of some of the features of demographic ageing in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region and the healthcare and social care difficulties they are likely to provide to states, communities, families and individuals. There is as yet no universal picture or model that we can apply to all countries as the member states of this region are very varied. They have different histories of socio-economic development and varied philosophies for the provision of health and welfare services. However, there are certainly groups of countries facing similar situations but often they adopt rather different approaches and solutions. It is not possible, mainly for data reasons, to give a detailed epidemiological comparison over all the territories of this vast region, but there are now good comparative demographic sources, and the chapter begins with a review of the major features of demographic ageing regionally

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ISBN of the source publication: 9780415609753



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Phillips, D. R. (2011). Overview of health and ageing issues in the Asia-Pacific region. In W.-C. Chan (Ed.), Singapore's ageing population: managing healthcare and end-of-life decisions (pp. 7-30). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

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