Comparison of access and quality country to county
The Lancet has a very long and involved comparison analysis of healthcare access and quality around the world. The article includes a number of maps and charts showing the data in an easy to understand form.
"Providing access to quality health care is a key component of universal health coverage, and the HAQ Index offers a robust metric for monitoring progress across health service areas. This strength is particularly important since achieving universal health coverage is an objective for countries across the development spectrum, and thus comparable measures are needed for benchmarking progress and identifying specific health areas for policy action"
World's healthiest Cities
Feb 2019: Bloomberg article ranking of cities.
Top Five World's Healthiest Cities
Dec 2018: BBC article that rates cities according to this rubric:
"...ranging from readily available healthcare to excellent mass transit to a commitment to improving access to green spaces."
The top five healthiest cities:
These locations heralded in the BBC article are rather expensive: Monaco average per metre cost for a residense is from €35,000 to €70,000 euros.
Most Efficient World Health Care Systems
More: United Kingdom comes in at #14, and Greece ties with Germany at #30. The United States is ranked #46.
Bloomberg rankings on health care efficiency
World Health Alzheimer / Dementia rankings
Artricle includes a large map
Amazing statistics on the amount of death from alzheimers / dementia per 100,000 ranking at worldlifeexpectancy. The top ten places where death is highest from Alzheimers / Dementia:
- United States
Speaking More Than One Language Could Prevent Alzheimer's
The NPR Blog on this statistical anomaly and what it might mean.
Healthiest Community in America?
"That community is Falls Church, a roughly 2-square-mile city nestled between the much larger counties of Arlington and Fairfax that holds the No. 1 spot in the inaugural U.S. News rankings of the Healthiest Communities in America."
"Paul Barnes, 33, and his fiancee Sophie Henley, 25, received a £40,000 NHS bill because they live abroad in Zambia so do they not get free NHS treatment..."
The challenge of health care abroad for Americans
Medicare isn't an option when outside of the USA, so what are the strategies to make up the difference?
Story at BenefitsPro