the network does not have a collective opinion on the appropriateness
of particular health accounts approaches and standards, most of
the existing health accounts systems in the Asia-Pacific region
have adopted the OECD SHA as a basis for international reporting.
The network has supported its partners since 1998 in this area
through three main activities:
(i) APNHAN has acted as a focal point for discussions between
non-OECD countries in the Asia-Pacific region and OECD Secretariat
on the development of the OECD SHA statistical standard during
(ii) APNHAN has acted as a focal point to relay feedback on technical
problems encountered to the OECD Secretariat from non-OECD countries
in the Asia-Pacific region, who have been involved in implementation
of the OECD SHA standard since 2000. In connection with this,
APNHAN has attended the annual meeting of OECD Health Accounts
experts since 2002.
(iiii) APNHAN has acted as a focal point through which OECD Secretariat
has shared updates on the OECD SHA implementation with other non-OECD
countries in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as information on
the planned revision of the SHA standard.
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