Is the healthcare system in your (future) country of expatriation efficient? According to the WHO, the average life expectancy worldwide has risen sharply over the last twenty years, which suggests that the quality of care is also increasing. However, rankings of the world's healthcare systems show that high-income countries are better off, although healthcare costs are often also particularly high in these countries. Read on to find out which countries have the best healthcare systems.
In its 2021 study entitled Mirror, Mirror 2021 – Reflecting Poorly: Health Care in the U.S. Compared to Other High-Income Countries, the Commonwealth Fund examined the performance of healthcare systems in 11 countries using indicators from five domains. Their objective? To evaluate the USA’s healthcare performance by comparing it to other countries’ healthcare systems. The USA came out last in the ranking resulting from this study:
United States of America
In Bloomberg's Most Efficient Health Care 2020 ranking, which looks back at the Covid-19 pandemic, no fewer than 56 countries were examined. Asia is the clear winner of this ranking.
The Health Consumer Powerhouse regularly publishes a report on health care systems in Europe: the Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI). This study ranks 35 countries according to the quality of their healthcare systems, taking into account 46 indicators. The top 10 best rated countries are as follows:
To rank healthcare systems around the world, surveys use a wide variety of indicators.
The EHCI report rates healthcare systems based on criteria such as respect for patients’ rights and information, access to care, services offered to patients, prevention, treatment outcomes, etc.
The Commonwealth Fund has five groups of indicators: access to care, care process, administrative efficiency, equity, and healthcare outcomes Thus, data relating to safety, waiting times, administrative organisation, and equal access to care are studied.
Bloomberg evaluates the world's healthcare systems by taking into account the cost of care as a percentage of GDP, the cost of care per capita, and life expectancy.
Work and life stress can make expats feel exhausted, often pushing to achieve everything all at once and putting pressure on themselves to always perform at their highest.
The busy nature of everyday life can make it difficult to remain healthy, leaving a lack of motivation for activities like exercising and getting an adequate amount of sleep.
Are you intending to get a job in London, settle in Bristol or study in Manchester? If you wish to move to the UK, you should take some time to learn about its healthcare system. Depending on your situation and specific needs, you will need to complete various administrative procedures to ensure you have access to healthcare that meets your needs.
Workplace satisfaction is important for retaining employees, with employees wanting to feel looked after by your company.
Sources: healthpowerhouse.com, commonweathfund.org, bloomberg.com