There is a great need for increased healthcare throughout China, specifically around cardiovascular disease, which accounts for 12.4% of the disease burden. In this visualization we take a look at some of the contributing factors and some potential solutions to this rising problem. View the viz in either English or Mandarin!
The data in this visualization is derived from a number of different sources including: China Ministry of Health Statistical Yearbook, 2003; China Ministry of Health Statistical Yearbook, 2009; Office of the World Health Organization Representative in China, â€śChina: Health, Poverty and Economic Development,â€ť 2005; IBM Institute for Business Value, â€śHealthcare in China: Toward greater access, efficiency and quality,â€ť 2006; World Bank, Rural Health in China: Briefing Notes Series â€śChinaâ€™s Health Sector â€“ Why Reform is Needed,â€ť 2005; World Bank, â€śToward a Healthy and Harmonious Life in China: Stemming the Rising Tide of Non-Communicable Diseases,â€ť 2011; China Health Statistics Summary, 2005; American Heart Association, â€śHeart Disease and Stroke Statistics,â€ť Circulation, 2010; American Heart Association, â€śFuture cardiovascular disease in China,â€ť Circulation, 2011; The George Washington University Medical Center, â€śThe current state of cardiology in China,â€ť International Journal of Cardiology, 2004; World Health Organization, â€śChina: Health Profile,â€ť 2011; Center for Disease & World Health Organization, â€śThe Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke,â€ť 2004; The Association of Medical Equipment of China
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