Healthy life expectancy
Healthy life expectancy (HALE) is a vital consideration in health a social services planning. There have been major gains in both healthy life expectancy and life expectancy world wide in the last 20 years, however recent trends in many nations rise causes for concern. In particular the recent increase in the population dependency ratio seen in most Western democracies has been driven by an increase in the average time spent in ill health. Currently in the first world 26% of the life span is expected to be spent with disability compared to 11% in the rest of the world where there has been greatest life span gain in the last 15 years.Demographic transition means however that the resources to deliver the care needed, which traditionally was delivered by young adults may not be available.
- ↑ Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 359 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories, 1990-2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet. 2018 Nov 10;392(10159):1859-1922. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32335-3.
- ↑ Past, Present, and Future of Healthy Life Expectancy.Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2015 Nov 2;5(11). pii: a025957. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a025957.
- ↑ Decennial trends and inequalities in healthy life expectancy: The HUNT Study, Norway. Scand J Public Health. 2018 Feb;46(1):124-131. doi: 10.1177/1403494817695911.