Healthcare study ranks Australia second best in developed world, while US comes in last
Updated July 17, 2017 19:36:39
Australia’s healthcare system has been ranked among the best in the developed world by a team of American researchers who have ranked their own country’s system the worst.
In their study of 11 different national health care models, researchers at the New York-based Commonwealth Fund ranked Australia’s mixed public-private system second best.
They concluded the United Kingdom’s National Health Service was the best system overall, followed by Australia, then the Netherlands, with Norway and New Zealand sharing fourth place.
Comparing Australia and the other countries to their homeland, the authors said: “The US performs relatively poorly on population health outcomes, such as infant mortality and life expectancy …
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