Spain’s healthcare among top 10 in the world in new ranking, far above the UK’s

LAST UPDATED: 19 May, 2017 @ 5:06 pm
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SPAIN’S healthcare has been ranked among the top ten in the world.

The Healthcare Access and Quality Index (HAQ), studied the quality of healthcare in 195 countries by measuring mortality rates from causes that should not be fatal in the presence of effective medical care.

In the study, the number of deaths from some 32 diseases and conditions were analyzed between 1990 to 2015.

Spain scored 90 out of 100, placing it 8th, and putting it above the likes of the Italy (89), France (88), Greece (87), Germany (86), the UK (85) and Portugal (85).

Andorra came first with 95, followed by Iceland on 94 and Switzerland on 92 points.

he UK and US came 30th and 35th respectively.

The study concluded that nearly all countries saw an improvement in their ratings, with the average score increasing by 40.7 points.

Spain scored the maximum points in its treatment of diptheria, tetanus and measles.

It scored the worst for treatment of Hodgkins Lymphoma (64 points), Leukemia (66), gallbladder disease (74) and skin cancer (74).

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