Most Efficient Health Care Countries 

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Most Efficient Health Care: Countries                          ( Which Countries have the best Healthcare ? )

Most Efficient Health Care: Hong Kong

 Among advanced economies, the U.S. spends the most on health care on a relative cost basis with the worst outcome

Bloomberg ranked countries based on the efficiency of their health-care systems.

Methodology

Each country was ranked on three criteria: life expectancy (weighted 60%), relative per capita cost of health care (30%); and absolute per capita cost of health care (10%). Countries were scored on each criterion and the scores were weighted and summed to obtain their efficiency scores. Relative cost is health cost per capita as a percentage of GDP per capita. Absolute cost is total health expenditure, which covers preventive and curative health services, family planning, nutrition activities and emergency aid. Included were countries with populations of at least five million, GDP per capita of at least $5,000 and life expectancy of at least 70 years.

Source(s)  World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Health Organization, Hong Kong Department of Health

Rank

Country

Efficiency score

Life expectancy

Health-care cost as a
% of GDP per capita

Health-care cost
per capita

1

Hong Kong t

92.6

83.4

3.8%

$1,409

2

Singapore t

81.9

81.9

4.4

2,286

3

Japan t

74.1

82.6

8.5

3,958

4

Israel t

68.7

81.8

7.8

2,426

5

Spain t

68.3

82.3

10.4

3,027

6

Italy t

66.1

82.1

10.4

3,436

7

Australia t

66.0

81.8

8.9

5,939

8

South Korea t

65.1

80.9

7.2

1,616

9

Switzerland t

63.1

82.7

11.5

9,121

10

Sweden t

62.6

81.8

9.6

5,331

11

Libya t

56.8

75.0

3.8

398

12

United Arab E… t

56.6

76.7

4.1

1,640

13

Chile t

56.2

79.0

7.0

1,075

14

United Kingdom t

55.7

80.8

9.4

3,609

15

Mexico t

54.9

76.9

6.4

620

16

Austria t

54.4

81.0

11.2

5,280

17

Canada t

53.4

80.9

10.8

5,630

18

Malaysia t

52.8

74.3

3.3

346

19

France t

52.3

81.7

12.5

4,952

20

Ecuador t

51.7

75.6

6.1

332

21

Poland t

50.6

76.7

7.1

899

22

Thailand t

50.2

74.1

3.7

202

23

Finland t

49.5

80.5

9.4

4,325

24

Czech Republic t

48.9

77.9

8.1

1,507

25

Netherlands t

48.5

81.2

13.0

5,995

26

Venezuela t

48.3

74.3

4.3

555

27

Portugal t

47.2

80.7

11.4

2,311

28

Cuba t

46.8

79.1

11.3

606

29

Saudi Arabia t

46.0

74.1

3.6

758

30

Germany t

45.5

80.7

11.7

4,875

30

Greece t

45.5

80.7

13.0

2,864

32

Argentina t

45.1

75.8

7.7

892

33

Romania t

44.9

74.5

6.3

500

34

Belgium t

44.5

80.5

11.4

4,962

35

Peru t

43.2

74.0

4.4

289

36

Slovakia t

41.1

76.0

9.1

1,534

37

China t

38.3

73.5

4.6

278

38

Denmark t

38.1

79.8

11.8

6,648

38

Hungary t

38.1

74.9

8.6

1,085

40

Algeria t

37.2

73.1

4.2

225

41

Bulgaria t

37.0

74.2

7.5

522

42

Colombia t

36.2

73.6

5.6

432

43

Dominican Rep… t

35.3

73.4

5.2

296

44

Turkey t

33.4

73.9

6.5

696

45

Iran t

31.5

73.0

5.1

346

46

United States t

30.8

78.6

17.2

8,608

47

Serbia t

27.2

74.6

12.0

622

48

Brazil t

17.4

73.4

9.9

1,121

 

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