Expat Healthcare



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:

  1. Singapore
  2. Tokyo
  3. Perth
  4. Copenhagen
  5. Monaco

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

Life Expectancy Table International

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:

  1. Finland
  2. Iceland
  3. United States
  4. Sweden
  5. Netherlands
  6. Switzerland
  7. Cuba
  8. Chile
  9. Andora
  10. Spain

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?

Falls Church Is America’s Healthiest Community - US News and World Report

"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."


Britain NHS

NHS slaps British expat couple with £40,000 bill for emergency birth while they were on holiday in the UK

"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




Expat Expert Book

The Expert Expat: Your Guide to Successful Relocation Abroad - Amazon.com


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