Best Healthcare in the World 2022

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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 2022

LPI = Legatum Prosperity Index
Country LPI 2020 Ranking LPI 2019 Ranking CEO World Ranking 2022 Population
South Sudan16716711,618,511
Central African Republic1661655,016,678
Yemen16516631,154,867
Chad16416417,413,580
Somalia16316116,841,795
Afghanistan16216340,754,388
DR Congo16116295,240,792
Eritrea1601603,662,244
Syria15815719,364,809
Burundi15715812,624,840
Angola15615535,027,343
Haiti15515411,680,283
Mauritania1541564,901,981
Niger15315126,083,660
Republic of the Congo1521535,797,805
Cameroon15115227,911,548
Ethiopia150149120,812,698
Libya1491487,040,745
Mali14815021,473,764
Guinea Bissau1471472,063,367
Venezuela1461458929,266,991
Sierra Leone1451448,306,436
Nigeria14414673216,746,934
Zimbabwe14314115,331,428
Mozambique14214233,089,461
Liberia1411375,305,117
Togo1401408,680,837
Guinea13914313,865,691
Pakistan13813988229,488,994
Iraq1371368742,164,965
Madagascar13613829,178,077
Burkina Faso13513522,102,838
Eswatini1341331,184,817
Uganda13313448,432,863
Malawi13213120,180,839
Equatorial Guinea1311321,496,662
Lesotho1301302,175,699
Papua New Guinea1291269,292,169
Comoros128125907,419
Myanmar12712755,227,143
Benin12612812,784,726
Bangladesh12512385167,885,689
Ivory Coast12412927,742,298
Zambia12311819,470,234
Gabon1221162,331,533
Egypt12112484106,156,692
Iran1201197886,022,837
Djibouti1191221,016,097
Cambodia11812017,168,639
Tanzania11712163,298,550
Gambia1161172,558,482
Laos1151157,481,023
Nepal1141146130,225,582
Kenya1131127056,215,221
Tajikistan1121109,957,464
Nicaragua1111096,779,100
Senegal11011117,653,671
Turkmenistan1091136,201,943
Algeria1081086845,350,148
Honduras10710710,221,247
Bolivia10610611,992,656
Lebanon105104456,684,849
Rwanda10410313,600,464
Cuba10310511,305,652
Guatemala1029918,584,039
India10198191,406,631,776
Ghana1009732,395,450
Tunisia99955912,046,656
Uzbekistan9710234,382,084
Morocco96948337,772,756
Belize9593412,190
Turkey94926585,561,976
El Salvador931006,550,389
Ukraine92968143,192,122
Guyana9190794,045
Kyrgyzstan90896,728,271
Ecuador89852518,113,361
Namibia88872,633,874
South Africa87845360,756,135
Jordan86864310,300,869
Mongolia85883,378,078
Sri Lanka84774021,575,842
Philippines838238112,508,994
Botswana82802,441,162
Suriname8179596,831
Moldova80834,013,171
Paraguay79787,305,843
Azerbaijan78918610,300,205
Bosnia And Herzegovina77733,249,317
Russia767558145,805,947
Colombia74713551,512,762
Vietnam73816698,953,541
Dominican Republic72767211,056,370
Saudi Arabia71725535,844,909
Brazil706963215,353,593
Belarus6970579,432,800
Mexico686829131,562,772
Albania6764742,866,374
Oman66625,323,993
Jamaica65672,985,094
Thailand64651370,078,203
Argentina63562746,010,234
Kazakhstan62668219,205,043
Peru61576233,684,208
Trinidad And Tobago60591,406,585
North Macedonia59552,081,304
Kuwait5860714,380,326
Indonesia576152279,134,505
Bahrain56581,783,983
Armenia55632,971,966
China5454461,448,471,400
Georgia5353793,968,738
Serbia5252778,653,016
Seychelles515099,426
Montenegro5051627,950
Panama4948564,446,964
Bulgaria4849676,844,597
Romania47476919,031,335
Hungary4646499,606,259
Qatar4544332,979,915
Mauritius44451,274,727
Croatia4343424,059,286
United Arab Emirates42402010,081,785
Greece41412610,316,637
Malaysia40423433,181,072
Uruguay3939393,496,016
Costa Rica3838505,182,354
Chile37374419,250,195
Poland36365137,739,785
Slovakia3535545,460,193
Lithuania3434312,661,708
Cyprus3333761,223,387
Latvia3232481,848,837
Italy31303760,262,770
Israel3031218,922,892
South Korea2829151,329,899
Portugal27262210,140,570
Slovenia2627472,078,034
Malta2524444,033
Spain2425846,719,142
Belgium2323911,668,278
France2220765,584,518
Estonia2121321,321,910
Taiwan2022223,888,595
Japan19195125,584,838
United States181830334,805,269
Hong Kong1715367,604,299
Australia1617626,068,792
Singapore1516245,943,546
Canada14132338,388,419
United Kingdom13101068,497,907
Ireland1211805,020,199
Iceland111441345,393
Austria101249,066,710
Luxembourg99642,371
Germany881783,883,596
New Zealand77164,898,203
Netherlands661117,211,447
Finland55125,554,960
Sweden442810,218,971
Switzerland33188,773,637
Norway21155,511,370
Denmark1235,834,950

Best Healthcare in the World 2022

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