Thailand’s healthcare system ranked among best in the world

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Thailand’s health care system has been ranked among the best in the world, according to CEO WORLD magazine’s Health Care Index.

The Health Care Index, which ranks 89 countries according to factors that contribute to overall health, ranked Thailand’s health care system in 13th place with an overall score of 59.52.

Thailand was ranked higher than countries such as Norway (15th), New Zealand (16th), Germany (17th), Switzerland (18th) and the United States (30th).

Thailand’s score also ranked its healthcare system the best in ASEAN, followed by Singapore (24th), Malaysia (34th), the Philippines (38th), Indonesia (52nd), and Vietnam (66th).

Of the 89 countries surveyed, South Korea’s healthcare comes in 1st place in the ranking scoring 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 2021.

According to CEO World, 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.

This post was republished with permission from ASEAN NOW