Bloomberg Health Efficiency Index Ranks Nations’ Health Care Costs, Values
Bloomberg: These Are the Economies With the Most (and Least) Efficient Health Care
“Want medical care without quickly draining your fortune? Try Singapore or Hong Kong as your healthy havens. The U.S. will cost you the most for treatment, both in absolute terms and relative to average incomes, while life expectancy of Americans — about 79 years — was exceeded by more than 25 countries and territories, according to an annual Bloomberg analysis in almost 200 economies. A health-efficiency index was then created to rank those with average lifespans of at least 70 years, GDP per capita exceeding $5,000 and a minimum population of five million…” (Miller/Lu, 9/19).