Date: October 8, 2015
Taiwan is No. 1 in Asia when it comes to providing care for the terminally ill,
according to the latest Quality of Death Index released by U.K.-based Economist Intelligence Unit.
In the survey of 80 countries and territories, Taiwan moved up eight spots to sixth from the previous report in 2010, trailing only the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Belgium in that order. It ranked ahead of Singapore at 12th, Japan at 14th, South Korea at 18th and Hong Kong at 22nd.
Of the five major assessment categories, Taiwan improved to sixth in affordability of care, fifth in community engagement, fifth in palliative and health care environment and eighth in quality of care. It ranked ninth in newly added human resources. [FULL STORY]