Best Healthcare In The World 2021

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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:

  1. South Korea
  2. Taiwan
  3. Denmark
  4. Austria
  5. Japan
  6. Australia
  7. France
  8. Spain
  9. Belgium
  10. United Kingdom

Best Healthcare In The World 2021

LPI = Legatum Prosperity Index
Country LPI 2020 Ranking LPI 2019 Ranking CEO World Ranking 2021 Population
Denmark1235,813,298
Norway21155,465,630
Switzerland33188,715,494
Sweden442810,160,169
Finland55125,548,360
Netherlands661117,173,099
New Zealand77164,860,643
Germany881783,900,473
Luxembourg99634,814
Austria101249,043,070
Iceland111441343,353
Ireland1211804,982,907
United Kingdom13101068,207,116
Canada14132338,067,903
Singapore1516245,896,686
Australia1617625,788,215
Hong Kong1715367,552,810
United States181830332,915,073
Japan19195126,050,804
Taiwan2022223,855,010
Estonia2121321,325,185
France2220765,426,179
Belgium2323911,632,326
Spain2425846,745,216
Malta2524442,784
Slovenia2627472,078,724
Portugal27262210,167,925
South Korea2829151,305,186
Israel3031218,789,774
Italy31303760,367,477
Latvia3232481,866,942
Cyprus3333761,215,584
Lithuania3434312,689,862
Slovakia3535545,460,721
Poland36365137,797,005
Chile37374419,212,361
Costa Rica3838505,139,052
Uruguay3939393,485,151
Malaysia40423432,776,194
Greece41412610,370,744
United Arab Emirates4240209,991,089
Croatia4343424,081,651
Mauritius44451,273,433
Qatar4544332,930,528
Hungary4646499,634,164
Romania47476919,127,774
Bulgaria4849676,896,663
Panama4948564,381,579
Montenegro5051628,053
Seychelles515098,908
Serbia5252778,697,550
Georgia5353793,979,765
China5454461,444,216,107
Armenia55632,968,127
Bahrain56581,748,296
Indonesia576152276,361,783
Kuwait5860714,328,550
North Macedonia59552,082,658
Trinidad And Tobago60591,403,375
Peru61576233,359,418
Kazakhstan62668218,994,962
Argentina63562745,605,826
Thailand64651369,950,850
Jamaica65672,973,463
Oman66625,223,375
Albania6764742,872,933
Mexico686829130,262,216
Belarus6970579,442,862
Brazil706963213,993,437
Saudi Arabia71725535,340,683
Dominican Republic72767210,953,703
Vietnam73816698,168,833
Colombia74713551,265,844
Russia767558145,912,025
Bosnia And Herzegovina77733,263,466
Azerbaijan78918610,223,342
Paraguay79787,219,638
Moldova80834,024,019
Suriname8179591,800
Botswana82802,397,241
Philippines838238111,046,913
Sri Lanka84774021,497,310
Mongolia85883,329,289
Jordan86864310,269,021
South Africa87845360,041,994
Namibia88872,587,344
Ecuador89852517,888,475
Kyrgyzstan90896,628,356
Guyana9190790,326
Ukraine92968143,466,819
El Salvador931006,518,499
Turkey94926585,042,738
Belize9593404,914
Morocco96948337,344,795
Uzbekistan9710233,935,763
Tunisia99955911,935,766
Ghana1009731,732,129
India10198191,393,409,038
Guatemala1029918,249,860
Cuba10310511,317,505
Rwanda10410313,276,513
Lebanon105104456,769,146
Bolivia10610611,832,940
Honduras10710710,062,991
Algeria1081086844,616,624
Turkmenistan1091136,117,924
Senegal11011117,196,301
Nicaragua1111096,702,385
Tajikistan1121109,749,627
Kenya1131127054,985,698
Nepal1141146129,674,920
Laos1151157,379,358
Gambia1161172,486,945
Tanzania11712161,498,437
Cambodia11812016,946,438
Djibouti1191221,002,187
Iran1201197885,028,759
Egypt12112484104,258,327
Gabon1221162,278,825
Zambia12311818,920,651
Ivory Coast12412927,053,629
Bangladesh12512385166,303,498
Benin12612812,451,040
Myanmar12712754,806,012
Comoros128125888,451
Papua New Guinea1291269,119,010
Lesotho1301302,159,079
Equatorial Guinea1311321,449,896
Malawi13213119,647,684
Uganda13313447,123,531
Eswatini1341331,172,362
Burkina Faso13513521,497,096
Madagascar13613828,427,328
Iraq1371368741,179,350
Pakistan13813988225,199,937
Guinea13914313,497,244
Togo1401408,478,250
Liberia1411375,180,203
Mozambique14214232,163,047
Zimbabwe14314115,092,171
Nigeria14414673211,400,708
Sierra Leone1451448,141,343
Venezuela1461458928,704,954
Guinea Bissau1471472,015,494
Mali14815020,855,735
Libya1491486,958,532
Ethiopia150149117,876,227
Cameroon15115227,224,265
Republic Of The Congo1521535,657,013
Niger15315125,130,817
Mauritania1541564,775,119
Haiti15515411,541,685
Angola15615533,933,610
Burundi15715812,255,433
Syria15815718,275,702
Eritrea1601603,601,467
Dr Congo16116292,377,993
Afghanistan16216339,835,428
Somalia16316116,359,504
Chad16416416,914,985
Yemen16516630,490,640
Central African Republic1661654,919,981
South Sudan16716711,381,378

Best Healthcare In The World 2021