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Best Healthcare in the World 2024

Healthcare is a broad term used to describe the various systems we as humans rely upon to help us maintain our personal health through the treatment (or prevention) of illness, injury, disease, and other physical or mental impairments.

Healthcare encompasses medical doctors and hospitals and dentistry, psychology, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and more.

Nationwide healthcare systems take many forms, and access to healthcare varies across countries, municipalities, and individuals and is primarily influenced by economic and social factors.

Access to healthcare is seen as a fundamental human right by many people and governments. People who lack quality healthcare are often left with a poorer quality of life and lower life expectancy than people who enjoy a stable, accessible, and affordable healthcare system. Countries with efficient and effective health care systems have overall better health outcomes than countries whose health care systems lag.

The quality of healthcare is determined by considering a wide range of factors, including the care process (preventative care measures, safe care, coordinated care, and engagement and patient preferences), access (affordability and timeliness), administrative efficiency, equity, and healthcare outcomes (population health, mortality amenable to healthcare, and disease-specific health outcomes).

Identifying a top-notch health care system is fairly easy. While health care systems are complex, several factors can be used to determine which systems are the most effective. The systems in play are incredibly complex, and there is significant debate about which factors are most important and what a perfect system looks like. But healthcare is vitally important, so health-focused organizations keep searching for that elusive best system.

What countries have the best healthcare in the world?

CEOWorld Magazine's Health Care Index "is a statistical analysis of the overall quality of the health care system, including health care infrastructure; health care professionals (doctors, nursing staff, and other health workers) competencies; cost (USD p.a.per capita); quality medicine availability, and government readiness."

Each country is given a score for each of the above factors and then a total score out of 100. According to this index, the ten countries with the best health care are:

Country
CEOWORLD Health Care Index (2023)
Italy72.15
Singapore67.22
Iceland65.15
Hong Kong64.32
Finland60.53
Taiwan59.76
New Zealand59.76
Australia57.77
Monaco57.65
Norway57.38
  • The Legatum Prosperity Index is a tool for transformation, offering a unique insight into how prosperity is forming and evolving across the world. Leaders around the world can use it to help set their agendas for growth and development.
  • The LPI's Health pillar measures the extent to which people are healthy and have access to the necessary services to maintain good health, including health outcomes, health systems, illness and risk factors, and mortality rates.
  • WHO values for Montenegro and Serbia were originally assigned to their "parent" country, Yugoslavia.

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Country
Legatum Prosperity Index Health Score
CEOWORLD Health Care Index (2023)
US News Ranking (2022)
WHO Index (2000)
Singapore86.8967.22210.97
Japan86.555.73130.96
South Korea84.853.28170.76
Taiwan83.3759.76
China83.1146.15290.48
Israel83.154.92190.88
Norway82.9857.3850.95
Iceland82.7265.150.93
Sweden82.2856.2910.91
Switzerland82.1156.260.92
Netherlands82.0554.63110.93
Luxembourg81.5956.31160.93
Germany81.4155.9870.9
Hong Kong81.3364.32
Finland81.1960.5330.88
Denmark81.0755.4640.86
Italy80.972.15220.99
Belgium80.653.99100.92
Malta80.5453.590.98
France80.4655.31140.99
Australia80.3657.7780.88
Austria80.2354.69120.96
Ireland80.0455.19180.92
Slovenia79.8853.13380.84
New Zealand79.8459.76150.83
Spain79.6653.55200.97
Cuba79.5350.730.83
Czech Republic79.4953330.81
Cyprus79.2353.74480.91
Costa Rica79.0950.88690.85
Thailand78.9249.15510.81
Canada78.8855.8920.88
United Arab Emirates78.3855.37250.89
United Kingdom78.3153.2590.93
Uruguay77.9851.8750.74
Colombia77.7848.93740.91
Estonia77.7151.41310.71
Qatar77.6453.41280.81
Portugal77.4454.95240.94
Seychelles77.4450.130.77
Greece77.4352.5320.93
Malaysia77.3550.59390.8
Kuwait77.3352.520.81
Vietnam76.99790.39
Slovakia76.7451.7470.75
Hungary76.749.97340.74
Sri Lanka76.5848.1860.72
Poland76.3149.25260.79
Uzbekistan76.2848.14640.6
Bahrain76.2452.83420.82
Chile76.0651.61730.87
Peru75.81850.55
Croatia75.7452.4540.81
Turkmenistan75.5945.420.44
Oman75.4452.24360.96
Saudi Arabia75.3452.35300.89
Panama75.1870.66
Iran74.93450.66
Latvia74.5250.39400.63
Argentina74.4550.04430.72
Lithuania74.4349.87460.72
Belarus74.3448.62350.72
Turkey74.1948.96410.73
Trinidad and Tobago74.130.74
Bulgaria74.1147.02370.64
Albania73.9548.860.77
Jamaica73.830.78
Armenia73.4848.710.63
United States73.2651.34230.84
Algeria73.22670.7
Mexico73.0949.6720.76
Romania73.0248.84600.65
Cape Verde72.750.62
North Macedonia72.6349.90.66
Tajikistan72.4645.960.43
Kyrgyzstan72.460.46
Kazakhstan72.2348.15440.75
Nicaragua72.10.73
Tunisia72.05620.79
Serbia71.93520.63
Mauritius71.8650.280.69
Ecuador71.8800.62
Brazil71.6851.85810.57
Russia71.3848.54270.54
Azerbaijan71.2548.66780.63
Morocco71.1746.67530.88
Indonesia71.1346.74630.66
Paraguay70.8447.270.76
Dominican Republic70.64830.79
Georgia70.6447.140.61
Belize70.610.74
Cambodia70.5845.23660.32
Moldova70.5749.170.64
Sao Tome and Principe70.540.54
Bosnia and Herzegovina70.50.66
Philippines70.0646.21760.76
Venezuela69.6148.940.78
El Salvador69.35610.61
Honduras69.1500.54
Jordan68.92680.7
Ukraine68.71770.71
Lebanon68.65580.66
Montenegro68.4448.920.63
Guatemala68.33650.71
Libya67.8448.580.68
Bangladesh67.3945.39570.68
Egypt67.248.05490.75
Syria67.160.63
Myanmar66.7445.28560.14
Mongolia66.7446.030.48
Laos66.380.36
India66.1645.84590.62
Bolivia66.020.57
Kenya65.21820.51
Iraq64.620.64
Rwanda64.60.33
Senegal64.4444.060.76
Nepal63.8744.850.46
Ghana63.0844.25550.52
Guyana62.470.55
Malawi61.010.25
Ethiopia60.910.28
Suriname60.80.62
Pakistan60.7844.620.58
Namibia60.6445.860.34
Sudan60.550.52
Djibouti60.550.41
Tanzania60.070.42
South Africa59.946.54840.32
Comoros59.60.59
Botswana59.070.34
Burkina Faso58.720.54
Uganda58.4944.10.46
Burundi58.160.49
Eritrea57.490.4
Yemen57.450.59
Zambia57.245.290.27
Mauritania56.740.38
Gambia56.180.48
Gabon56.070.51
Zimbabwe55.46700.43
Togo55.090.45
Niger54.60.34
Mali54.470.36
Madagascar54.120.4
Republic of the Congo54.10.35
Benin53.50.65
Haiti52.930.52
Papua New Guinea52.8744.750.47
Mozambique52.840.26
Ivory Coast51.810.52
Cameroon51.02710.36
Afghanistan50.910.33
DR Congo50.90.17
Guinea Bissau50.870.31
Equatorial Guinea50.410.34
Nigeria50.120.18
Angola49.880.28
Guinea48.650.39
Liberia48.640.2
Eswatini48.4344.030.3
Sierra Leone48.26
Somalia44.380.29
Lesotho41.30.27
Chad39.170.3
South Sudan35.69
Central African Republic31.950.16
North Korea0.35
Fiji0.65
Bhutan46.570.57
Solomon Islands0.7
Maldives49.640.48
Brunei0.83
Bahamas0.66
Vanuatu0.56
Barbados0.81
Samoa0.59
Saint Lucia0.74
Kiribati0.49
Grenada0.69
Micronesia0.58
Tonga0.61
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines0.72
Antigua and Barbuda0.69
Andorra0.98
Dominica0.85
Saint Kitts and Nevis0.64
Marshall Islands0.5
Monaco57.650.94
San Marino0.99
Palau0.7
Cook Islands0.63
Nauru0.65
Tuvalu0.52
Niue0.58
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Which country has the best healthcare in the world?

Singapore has the best healthcare according to the Legatum Prosperity Index.

Which country has the worst healthcare in the world?

Central African Republic has the worst healthcare according to the Legatum Prosperity Index.

Where does the US rank in the world for healthcare?

The US ranks 69th in the world for healthcare according to the Legatum Prosperity Index.

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