Researchers at the Commonwealth Fund evaluated care process, access, administrative efficiency, equity and health care outcomes in 11 countries on the basis of published health care statistics for 72 indicators.
The United Kingdom was high in the ranking in all areas, except health care outcomes. The Netherlands was also superior to other countries in relation to access and equity, but showed poor performance in administrative efficiency of the system.
Norway and Sweden showed the best among others performance in relation to health care outcomes, and worst – in relation to care process.
The best overall performers among European countries were the UK (ranked 1st), the Netherlands (3rd), Norway (4th), Sweden and Switzerland (6th). Germany (8th) and France (10th) were low in the ranking.
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