WHO ranks national health systems:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The World Health Organization's (WHO) first analysis of the world's health systems reveals a wide variation in healthcare performance, even among countries of similar levels of income and health expenditure. Health systems: improving performance rates countries according to five performance indicators: overall level of health; health inequalities in the system; healthcare performance combined with patient satisfaction; system responsiveness across the population; and healthcare financing. France leads overall; the US, which spends the highest proportion of GDP (13.7%) on healthcare, is ranked 37 among the 191 member nations.