well being in china

Gallup recently published an article, co-authored by Healthways about well-being in China.
The Chinese government has increased healthcare spending, which rose from 4.7% of GDP in 2004 to 5.6% in 2013, and the country has built thousands of hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

The findings about Well-Being in China are based on data from the »Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index. More than 146,000 interviews in 145 countries fueled the 2014 analysis, which serves as a global barometer of individuals’ perceptions of their well-being across five elements: purpose, social, financial, community and physical. The Global Well-Being Index captures aspects of how people feel about and experience their daily lives, including topics that span how much they like what they do, their social relationships, their financial security and their relationship to their community, as well as their physical health.
Highlights of the recent report include:

  • Benefits of healthcare spending felt unevenly among citizens
  • 21% of Chinese thriving in physical well-being; 5% suffering
  • Isolation of the poor and elderly is an urgent healthcare issue

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