Friday, 19 May 2017

Health care expectations

A wide-ranging study by American researchers into health care provision throughout the world concludes, unsurprisingly that the best access to quality care in a wide number of diseases is in western Europe. Only Australia features in the top ten outside Europe.
France comes in at 15 and the UK at 30 (USA at 35). The study is based on the number of "preventable" deaths suffered in each care system as a result of difficulty of access to treatment in the various diseases. The study was funded by a "Global Health Burden" group, presumably aimed at finding ways of improving care provision. So if you want to survive best - go to Andorra. Worst place is Central African Republic.

For those interested in reading the full review it is in The Lancet at this link