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Thailand ranked sixth among countries with best healthcare

Thailand (6th) joins Taiwan (1st), South Korea (2nd) and Japan (3rd) among the Asian countries which reached the top 10 in 2019.

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According to CEOWORLD website, Thailand is ranked sixth among the few Asian countries which managed to reach the top 10 in 2019.

Thailand joins Taiwan (1st), South Korea who reached second place and Japan in third place.

As for European countries, they occupy five of the top ten spots in this year’s ranking: Austria (4th place), Denmark (5th), Spain (7th), France (8th), and Belgium (9th).

Australia rounded out the top 10 at 10th place.

Of the 89 countries surveyed, Taiwan’s healthcare comes in 1st place on the list scoring a 78.72 out of 100 on the Health Care Index. At the opposite end of the spectrum, with a score of 33.42, Venezuela top the list of the countries with the worst health care systems for 2019.

The Health Care Index is a statistical analysis of the overall quality of the health care system, including health care infrastructure; health care professionals (doctors, nursing staff, and other health workers) competencies; cost (USD p.a.per capita); quality medicine availability, and government readiness.

It also takes into consideration other factors including, environmental, access to clean water, sanitation, government readiness on imposing penalties on risks such as tobacco use, and obesity. The ranking looks at 89 countries around the world on five different health variables.

Thailand received an overall score of 67.99 out of 100. Breaking down the figure into categories, the country was given a score of 92.58 for its healthcare infrastructure, 17.37 for professionals’ competence, 96.22 for cost, 67.51 for medicine availability and 89.91 for government readiness. 

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