The Philippines is the third worst place to die in the world, after Iraq and Bangladesh.
The study is overseen by the Economist Intelligence Unit report and is commissioned by the Lien Foundation, a nonprofit group from Singapore.
Out of the 80 countries categorized – the Philippines scored “poorly” in terms of quality at ‘end-of-life’ care.
The quality of death indexed by the Lien Foundation using five overall categories in which to forecast the quality of dying in certain countries.
- Palliative and Healthcare Environment
- Human Resources
- Affordable Care
- Quality of Care
- Level of Community Engagement
The Philippines scored some of the lowest including the following:
- Severe Shortage of Specialized Palliative Care Professionals
- Lack of Government-Led Strategy for Development and Promotion of National Palliative Care
- Limited Number of Government Subsides or Programs For Individuals Accessing Palliative Care Services
- Limited Public Understanding and Awareness of Palliative Care Services
Out of the 80 countries posted, the Philippines ranked near the bottom when it comes to providing quality palliative care services.
The Philippines ranked 78th in the ranking, while Thailand came in at 44th, China at 71st and India at 67th.
The United Kingdom was considered the best place to die in the world – many other first-world countries lead in the selection of places to die, they include Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Belgium, Taiwan, Germany, The Netherlands and the United States, respectively.
Out of the countries in Asia that fared well Taiwan places 6th, Singapore placed 12th, Japan 14th, and South Korean ended up at the 18th spot.