Health system performance assessment 2016
The seventh report on Health System Performance Assessment (HSPA) presents key challenges of the Republic of Armenia health system, general health status of the population as well as the mental health, most prevalent morbidity and mortality causes, problems related to healthy lifestyle, prevalence of risk factors of noncommunicable diseases, quality of and financial access to health care services, system response to population demands, availability and distribution of health system human resources, as well as availability of needed specialists in places. Analyses presented in the HSPA report are based on official health statistics of Armenia and the findings of the 2015-2016 sample survey. They summarize achievements and shortcomings of the health system performance and are aimed at development and strengthening of the system capacities. Each section of the report includes the overview of the challenges of the health system of Armenia and recommendations on improvement of the performance effectiveness and efficiency. HSPA report is designed for health system organizers, health experts, clinicians, as well as other specialists interested and involved in health system issues.