List of worlds best health care systems by country Home › Forums › Melanoma Diagnosis: Stage IV › List of worlds best health care systems by country This topic is empty. Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total) Author Posts July 13, 2014 at 5:16 pm #22097 Catherine PooleKeymaster The US should be ashamed! http://www.bloomberg.com/visual-data/best-and-worst/most-efficient-health-care-countries July 17, 2014 at 6:27 pm #64992 AliciaParticipant Cathy, What was the criteria for that ranking? It doesn’t look right to me…. 😮 July 18, 2014 at 2:43 am #64993 ThandsterParticipant I think this ranking says more about our diet and lifestyle than it does about our healthcare system. July 18, 2014 at 11:46 am #64994 Catherine PooleKeymaster Based on efficiency: infant mortality and mortality age. What doesn’t look right? July 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm #64995 farang100Participant The cost of healthcare in the US is embarrassingly high. 😯 July 18, 2014 at 4:16 pm #64996 katie1Participant Here’s an explanation of what Bloomberg evaluated http://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2013/08/28/bloomberg-ranks-the-worlds-most-efficient-health-care-systems For an in-depth look at comparisons of healthcare systems you may wish to read this OECD paper http://www.oecd.org/els/health-systems/Health-at-a-Glance-2013.pdf Kate July 18, 2014 at 6:25 pm #64997 Catherine PooleKeymaster Thanks Katie, I thought it was also the birth mortality rate which is very poor in the US. But here is what I picked out, they based it on: Life expectancy, which accounted for 60% of the ranking; Relative per capita cost of health care (percentage of GDP per capita), which accounted for 30%; and Absolute per capita cost of health care (expenditures covering preventive services, family planning, nutrition, and emergency aid), which accounted for 10%. August 2, 2014 at 10:29 pm #64998 bettinParticipant Even just looking in the ‘Health-care cost per capita’ this is pretty shocking, especially considering the high number of un-insured patients in the US….only Switzerland spends more! Author Posts Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total) The forum ‘Melanoma Diagnosis: Stage IV’ is closed to new topics and replies.