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Sri Lanka Health at a Glance 2008


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Sri Lanka Health at a Glance 2008 Volume 1
Sri Lanka (LKA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1970 - 12/2007
Data type
  • Discharge
  • Epi surveillance
  • Inpatient
  • Nationally representative
  • Outpatient

Sri Lanka Health at a Glance 2008 summarizes the overall health sector status and performance for the country. It is compiled by the Medical Statistics Unit (MSU), a department of the Ministry of Health, and is charged with collecting and analyzing the health information of the country.

This statistical newsletter includes the number of hospital beds and health facilities within the country, government health expenditure, the total number of outpatient and clinic visits, and the number of health care personnel. Morbidity rates for selected diseases over time, the top causes of death, registered births and hospital births, and hospital discharges and deaths are also reported.