United States think tank, Commonwealth Fund, has released the results of a survey it conducted on the health systems of some countries across the world.
Commonwealth Fund’s research ranked 11 countries based on the general health of the population, early deaths and cancer survival among other measures.
The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) was for the second consecutive time ranked the best ahead of Australia and Netherlands who took the 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
The NHS was praised for the safety of its care, the systems in place to prevent ill-health, such as vaccinations and screening, the speed at which people get help and that there was equitable access regardless of income.
The United States trailed at the 11th position, behind France, Canada and Germany, who were ranked as the world’s 10th, 9th and 8th best respectively.
Below is the list of the top 11 nations with the best healthcare services
4. New Zealand