(JNS.org) Israel ranks 4th in a new ranking system
on global health care efficiency, ahead of advanced countries in Europe and
Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tivka, Israel. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
According to data compiled by Bloomberg, which ranks countries based on three
criteria–life expectancy, health-care cost as a percentage of GDP per capita,
and health-care cost per capita–Israel had an efficacy score of 68.7.
Singapore and Japan took the top spots, ahead of Israel. Canada came in 17th, the
United Arab Emirates was 12th, and the U.K., famous for its National Health
Service, came in 14th.
Meanwhile, with the
ongoing battle over President Barack Obama’s health care system and rising
costs, the U.S. ranked 46th, behind countries like Algeria, Iran, Cuba and the
Dominican Republic. According to Bloomberg, the U.S. spends the most on health
care on a relative cost basis, with the worst outcome.
rankings by Bloomberg, Israel has the longest life span in the Middle East and
Africa at 81.8 years, is the 6th-favorite location for high-tech companies, and
the 10th-best country for workers.