Hong Kong (92.6 efficiency score) – considered to have the best healthcare in the world, due in part to its well-developed medical system. Its life expectancy rate is one of the highest and infant mortality rate one of the lowest in the world and this is largely due to the government’s advocacy on good healthcare. Medical services are offered by both the government and private sector.
Singapore (81.9 efficiency score) – healthcare system is apparently very difficult to replicate. It’s efficient in terms of both financing and benefits, a rare combination that renders the system excellent. Aside from the government’s system, the private healthcare in Singapore is equally efficient. l Image
Japan (74.1 efficiency score) – provides universal healthcare coverage, which subsidizes a large portion of the medical expenses of the individual. An employed citizen usually gets additional private coverage from his employer, but Japan is greatly considerate of its citizens who are struggling with wages and unemployment. Medical fees are waived for the homeless and low-income households who are receiving government subsidy. l Image
Israel (68.7 efficiency score) – it’s universal and requires all Israelis to participate in medical insurance with the option for the individual to purchase their own respective healthcare policies to increase whatever coverage they already have. The government-run system is one of the most technologically advanced in the world with state-of-the-art facilities and well-trained doctors and nurses. It’s fast becoming a popular destination for medical tourists. l Image
Spain (68.3 efficiency score) – Aside from an excellent state-run healthcare system, Spain is also known to have very competent doctors, well-trained nurses, and top-of-the line hospital facilities. Prescription medicines are paid for via the co-payment system, in which the residents are required to pay for a small portion of their medicines, while the bulk is covered by the state. l Source