Best Healthcare In The World 2021

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Healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illness, injury, disease, and other physical or mental impairments. Healthcare includes dentistry, psychology, nursing, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and more. Access to healthcare varies across countries, municipalities, and individuals and is primarily influenced by economic and social factors.

According to the World Health Organization, a well-functioning healthcare system requires a steady financing mechanism, a properly-trained and adequately-paid workforce, well-maintained facilities, and access to reliable information to base decisions on.

Having access to healthcare is seen as a fundamental human right by many people. Lack of quality healthcare can result in a poor quality of life and lower life expectancy than countries with a stable and accessible healthcare system. Countries with efficient and effective health care systems have overall better health outcomes.

How is the quality of healthcare determined? Several factors determine the level of healthcare quality in each country. These include 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). A study by The Commonwealth Fund used these metrics to rank 11 countries based on their quality of healthcare. The top-ranked countries are the United Kingdom, Australia, and the Netherlands.

Healthcare outcomes are changes in health that result from specific measures or investments. Healthcare outcomes include amenable mortality, readmission, and patient experience. The Healthcare Access & Quality (HAQ) Index ranks healthcare outcome scores on a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 being the best. Countries with the best healthcare systems in the world have scores between 90-96.1. The Netherlands holds the highest score of 96.1.

What countries have the best healthcare in the world?

Switzerland's health care is universal, and health insurance is required for all persons living in Switzerland. Unlike other European countries, Swiss healthcare is not tax-based or financed by employers. Individuals pay for it through their contribution to Swiss healthcare schemes. There are no free state-provided health services. Still, basic health insurance coverage covers 80-90% healthcare costs, including outpatient treatment, emergency treatment, prescriptions, maternal medicine, vaccinations, post-operation rehabilitation, and more. Switzerland combines private, subsidized private and public healthcare systems to provide its citizens with an extensive network of qualified doctors, best-equipped medical facilities and hospitals, and no waiting lists.

Finland's healthcare system is believed to be one of the best in the world. Healthcare in Finland is a highly decentralized, three-level, publicly funded system. Municipalities are responsible for offering their residents healthcare services. Funding comes from two sources: municipal financing based on taxes used to provide primary healthcare services and National Health Insurance (NHI), which is financed with compulsory fees. NHI funds private healthcare, occupational healthcare, and outpatient care. In a European Commission survey, 88% of Finnish respondents stated that they were satisfied with their healthcare.

Best Healthcare In The World 2021

Country Healthcare Rank 2021 Population
France165,426,179
Italy260,367,477
San Marino334,017
Andorra477,355
Malta5442,784
Singapore65,896,686
Spain746,745,216
Oman85,223,375
Austria99,043,070
Japan10126,050,804
Norway115,465,630
Portugal1210,167,925
Monaco1339,511
Greece1410,370,744
Iceland15343,353
Luxembourg16634,814
Netherlands1717,173,099
United Kingdom1868,207,116
Ireland194,982,907
Switzerland208,715,494
Belgium2111,632,326
Colombia2251,265,844
Sweden2310,160,169
Cyprus241,215,584
Germany2583,900,473
Saudi Arabia2635,340,683
United Arab Emirates279,991,089
Israel288,789,774
Morocco2937,344,795
Canada3038,067,903
Finland315,548,360
Australia3225,788,215
Chile3319,212,361
Denmark345,813,298
Dominica3572,167
Costa Rica365,139,052
United States37332,915,073
Slovenia382,078,724
Cuba3911,317,505
Brunei40441,532
New Zealand414,860,643
Bahrain421,748,296
Croatia434,081,651
Qatar442,930,528
Kuwait454,328,550
Barbados46287,711
Thailand4769,950,850
Czech Republic4810,724,555
Malaysia4932,776,194
Poland5037,797,005
Dominican Republic5110,953,703
Tunisia5211,935,766
Jamaica532,973,463
Venezuela5428,704,954
Albania552,872,933
Seychelles5698,908
Paraguay577,219,638
South Korea5851,305,186
Senegal5917,196,301
Philippines60111,046,913
Mexico61130,262,216
Slovakia625,460,721
Egypt63104,258,327
Kazakhstan6418,994,962
Uruguay653,485,151
Hungary669,634,164
Trinidad And Tobago671,403,375
Saint Lucia68184,400
Belize69404,914
Turkey7085,042,738
Nicaragua716,702,385
Belarus729,442,862
Lithuania732,689,862
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines74111,263
Argentina7545,605,826
Sri Lanka7621,497,310
Estonia771,325,185
Guatemala7818,249,860
Ukraine7943,466,819
Solomon Islands80703,996
Algeria8144,616,624
Palau8218,169
Jordan8310,269,021
Mauritius841,273,433
Grenada85113,021
Antigua And Barbuda8698,731
Libya876,958,532
Bangladesh88166,303,498
Bosnia And Herzegovina903,263,466
Lebanon916,769,146
Indonesia92276,361,783
Iran9385,028,759
Bahamas94396,913
Panama954,381,579
Fiji96902,906
Benin9712,451,040
Nauru9810,876
Romania9919,127,774
Saint Kitts And Nevis10053,544

Best Healthcare In The World 2021