The Top 5 Countries with the Most Efficient Health Care

  Country Efficiency Score Health Care Cost
(% GDP)
Health Care Cost
(per capita)
Life Expectancy
1 Hong Kong 92.6 3.8% $1,409 83
2 Singapore 81.9 4.4% $2,286 82
3 Japan 74.1 8.5% $3,958 83
4 Isreal 68.7 7.8% $2,426 82
5 Spain 68.3 10.4% $3,027 83
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Sources:  Bloomberg Visual Data. 2013: (World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Health Organization, Hong Kong Department of Health). See the full list at the source

List Notes: Data is for the year 2013. Ranking is the top 5 most most efficient health care systems out of 48 countries studied. Each country was ranked on three criteria: life expectancy (weighted 60%), relative per capita cost of health care (30%); and absolute per capita cost of health care (10%). Countries were scored on each criterion and the scores were weighted and summed to obtain their efficiency scores. Relative cost is health cost per capita as a percentage of GDP per capita. Absolute cost is total health expenditure, which covers preventive and curative health services, family planning, nutrition activities and emergency aid. Included were countries with populations of at least five million, GDP per capita of at least $5,000 and life expectancy of at least 70 years.
Countries with the Most Efficient Health Care

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