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25 countries providing most efficient healthcare systems

September 02, 2013 09:14 IST
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There are some countries that struggle to provide even basic healthcare, while there are others that offer excellent medical services.

Let's take a look at some nations that have most efficient medical systems in the world.

Source: Bloomberg Visual Data

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Hong Kong

Efficiency score: 92.6

Life expectancy: 83.4

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 3.8 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $1,409

Overall rank: 1

Hong Kong, which has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, offers excellent healthcare, education and overall standard of living.

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Singapore

Efficiency score: 81.9

Life expectancy: 81.9

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 4.4 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $2,286

Overall rank: 2

Singapore, which has a booming export industry, is one of the biggest financial centres in the world.

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Japan

Efficiency score: 74.1

Life expectancy: 82.6

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 8.5 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $3,958

Overall rank: 3

Japan, a prominent economic powerhouse, has the third-largest economy in the world.

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Israel

Efficiency score: 68.7

Life expectancy: 81.8

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 7.8 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $2,426

Overall rank: 4

Israel, which has the highest standard of living in the Middle East, has one of the highest life expectancies in the globe.

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Spain

Efficiency score: 68.3

Life expectancy: 82.3

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 10.4 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $3,027

Overall rank: 5

Spain, one of the biggest economies in Europe, has a high standard of living, excellent infrastructure and high per capita income.

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Italy

Efficiency score: 66.1

Life expectancy: 82.1

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 10.4 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $3,436

Overall rank: 6

Italy, one of the most developed nations in the world, boasts high standard of living, excellent infrastructure and high per capita income.

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Australia

Efficiency score: 66.0

Life expectancy: 81.8

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 8.9 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $5,939

Overall rank: 7

Australia, one of the wealthiest nations in the world, has high per capita income, high standard of living and excellent infrastructure.

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South Korea

Efficiency score: 65.1

Life expectancy: 80.9

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 7.2 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $1,616

Overall rank: 8

South Korea, the fourth-largest economy in Asia, is a major manufacturing hub.

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Switzerland

Efficiency score: 63.1

Life expectancy: 82.7

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 11.5 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $9.121

Overall rank: 9

Switzerland, which has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, is regularly ranked as having best standard of living.

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Sweden

Efficiency score: 62.6

Life expectancy: 81.8

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 9.6 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $5,331

Overall rank: 10

Sweden, which has one of the least income disparities in the world, provides excellent healthcare, education and life-work balance.

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Libya

Efficiency score: 56.8

Life expectancy: 75.0

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 3.8 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $398

Overall rank: 11

Although mired in civil conflict, Libya provides one of the most efficient healthcare systems in the world, according to Bloomberg.

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United Arab Emirates

Efficiency score: 56.6

Life expectancy: 76.7

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 4.1 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $1,640

Overall rank: 12

United Arab Emirates, which has one of the biggest oil and gas reserves in the world, invests a lot in education, healthcare and infrastructure.

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A man sits with his son while enjoying the view of the Andes Mountains Range at the San Cristobal Hill in Santiago de Chile.

Chile

Efficiency score: 56.2

Life expectancy: 79.0

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 7.0 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $1,075

Overall rank: 13

Chile, one of the wealthiest nations in South America, leads in human development, competitiveness and income per capita.

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United Kingdom

Efficiency score: 55.7

Life expectancy: 80.8

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 9.4 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $3,609

Overall rank: 14

United Kingdom, one of the biggest economic centres in the world, provides world-class education, healthcare and standard of living.

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Mexico

Efficiency score: 54.9

Life expectancy: 76.9

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 6.4 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $620

Overall rank: 15

Mexico, which is projected to become the fifth-largest economy in the world by 2050, has a booming business with its big neighbour, United States.

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Austria

Efficiency score: 54.4

Life expectancy: 81.0

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 11.2 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $5,280

Overall rank: 16

Austria, which has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, invests a lot into education, healthcare and infrastructure.

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Canada

Efficiency score: 53.4

Life expectancy: 80.9

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 10.8 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $5,630

Overall rank: 17

Canada, which has ninth highest per capita in the world, has one of the best quality of life, economic freedom and education.

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Malaysia

Efficiency score: 52.8

Life expectancy: 74.3

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 3.3 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $346

Overall rank: 18

Malaysia, which has abundant natural resources, is one of the biggest economies in the world.

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France

Efficiency score: 52.3

Life expectancy: 81.7

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 12.5 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $4,952

Overall rank: 19

France, which is the fourth-wealthiest country in the world, is a major economic powerhouse.

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Ecuador

Efficiency score: 51.7

Life expectancy: 75.6

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 6.1 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $332

Overall rank: 20

With oil accounting for 40 per cent of exports, Ecuador is able to provide excellent basic services to its citizens.

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Poland

Efficiency score: 50.6

Life expectancy: 76.7

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 7.1 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $899

Overall rank: 21

Poland, which has one of the fastest-growing economies in the European Union, provides high standard of living, good healthcare and education system.

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Thailand

Efficiency score: 50.2

Life expectancy: 74.1

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 3.7 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $202

Overall rank: 22

Thailand, which has booming tourism and export industries, attracts a number of expatriates from the western world.

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Czech Republic

Efficiency score: 48.9

Life expectancy: 77.9

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 8.1 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $1,507

Overall rank: 23

Czech Republic, which is ranked best in human development index in Central and Eastern Europe, provides high quality of life, education and healthcare.

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The Netherlands

Efficiency score: 48.5

Life expectancy: 81.2

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 13.0 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $5,995

Overall rank: 24

The Netherlands, which has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, provides world-class infrastructure, education system and healthcare.

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Poeple walk next to the statue of national hero Simon Bolivar in Caracas.

Venezuela

Efficiency score: 48.3

Life expectancy: 74.3

Healthcare as a percentage of GDP per capita: 4.3 per cent

Healthcare cost per capita: $555

Overall rank: 25

Venezuela, one of the most urbanised nations in Latin America, is able to provide excellent healthcare thanks to its booming oil exports.