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How healthcare in some leading countries fare - a comparison

Healthcare systems of the world ranked – 5 countries with the most effective and least effective healthcare systems have been ranked recently by an American website. We had a look and thought that we could present it here given that healthcare is a strong issue in our countries. Luckily no Scandinavian country came among the best or worst.
 
Five least effective health care systems

Five most effective health care systems in the world
5.    Germany -
  •  Annual Health Care Costs as % of GDP: 10.5% (sixth most)
  • Active Doctors per 1,000 People: 3.56 (tenth most)
  •  Average Length of Hospital Stay: 7.6 days (fourth longest)
  • Debt as % of GDP (2010): 75.2%
  • Average Life Expectancy: 80.2 years (16th longest)

4.    Denmark –
  •  Annual Health Care Costs as % of GDP: 9.7% (11th most)
  • Active Doctors Per 1,000 People: 3.42 (11th most)
  • Average Length of Hospital Stay: 3.5 days (the shortest)
  •  Debt as % of GDP (2010): 15.7%
  • Average Life Expectancy:78.8 years (11th  shortest)


3.    Portugal -  
  • Annual Health Care Costs as % of GDP: 9.9% (10th most)
  • Average Length of Hospital Stay: 6.8 days (12th longest)
  • Debt as % of GDP (2010): 80.3%
  • Average Life Expectancy: 79.3 years (12th shortest)

2.    Belgium
  • Annual Health Care Costs as % of GDP: 11.1% (3rd most)
  • Active Doctors Per 1,000 People: 2.97 (13th fewest)
  • Average Length of Hospital Stay: 7.1 days (eighth longest)
  • Debt as % of GDP (2010): 94.3%
  • Average Life Expectancy:79.8 years (10th shortest)

1.    USA
  •  Annual Health Care Costs Per Capita: 16% (the most)
  •  Active Doctors Per 1,000 People: 2.43 (eighth fewest)
  •  Average Length of Hospital Stay: 5.5 days (ninth shortest)
  •  Debt as % of GDP (2010): 68.9%
  •  Average Life Expectancy:77.9  years (14th shortest)


1.    Japan
  •  Annual Health Care Costs as % of GDP: 8.1% (12th least)
  •  Active Doctors Per 1,000 People: 2.15 (fourth fewest)
  • Average Length of Hospital Stay: 18.8 days (the longest)
  •  Debt as % of GDP (2010): 105.5%
  • Average Life Expectancy: 82.7 years (the longest)

2.    Israel
  • Annual Health Care Costs as % of GDP: 7.8% (11th least)
  • Active Doctors Per 1,000 People: 3.39 (12th most)
  • Average Length of Hospital Stay: 4.2 days (third shortest)
  • Average Life Expectancy: 81.1 years (ninth longest)

3.    Australia,
  • Annual Health Care Costs as % of GDP: 8.5% (16th least)
  • Active Doctors Per 1,000 People: 2.97 (17th greatest)
  • Average Length of Hospital Stay: 5.9 days (17th longest)
  • Debt as % of GDP (2010): 10.8%
  • Average Life Expectancy: 81.3 years (third longest)

4.    Luxemburg
  • Annual Health Care Costs as % of GDP: 7.8% (sixth least)
  •  Active Doctors Per 1,000 People: 2.84 (12th fewest)
  • Average Length of Hospital Stay: 7.3 days (seventh longest)
  •  Debt as % of GDP (2010): Surplus of 13.6%
  •  Average Life Expectancy:80.6 years (11th longest)

5.    South Korea
  • Annual Health Care Costs as % of GDP: 6.5% (third smallest)
  • Active Doctors Per 1,000 People: 1.94 (second fewest)
  •  Average Length of Hospital Stay: 10.6 (second longest)
  • Debt as % of GDP (2010): 18%
  • Average Life Expectancy:79.9 years (20th longest)
Source: 24/7wallstreet.com


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