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Ukraine is number 69 in Quality of Death Index
20:22, 6 October 2015
Ukraine is number 69 in Quality of Death Index

The "neighbours" of Ukraine in the ranking are Ethiopia and Columbia

20:22, 6 October 2015

AFP

Ukraine took 69 place in the 2015 Quality of Death Index, released by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Quality of Death Index in Ukraine is 25.5 (out of 100). The ranking is due to comprehensive national policies, the extensive integration of palliative care into the National Health Service, a strong hospice movement, and deep community engagement on the issue. EIU found Britain to be the best at palliative care.

The ranking is based on extensive research and interviews with over 120 palliative care experts from across the world. It shows that in general, income levels are a strong indicator of the availability and quality of palliative care, with wealthy countries clustered at the top, according to the EIU report.

"Since the first Quality of Death Index was published this issue has certainly risen up the global agenda, as shown by the World Health Assembly resolution last year calling for improved standards of palliative care across the world. But much more can be done, even in countries that rank highly in the Index. It is an issue that will affect us all - a good quality of death should be regarded as a human right," states David Line, managing editor, The Economist Intelligence Unit.

The experts measured the quality of palliative and healthcare environment, human resources, affordability of care, quality of care, and community engagement in 80 countries around the world. The main tendency shows that many developing countries are still unable to provide basic pain management due to limitations in staff and basic infrastructure. 

economistinsights.com

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