According to the data published in the new rating of HAQ World, Cyprus occupies 26 place in the world in accessibility and quality of medical services.
In general, the quality of health services improved throughout the world from 2000 to 2016 year. The HAQ World Index, which was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and appeared in the medical journal The Lancet, talks about the state of affairs in 195 countries. The study deals with the quality of medical services, as well as with the satisfaction of residents of these countries, The Cyprus Mail reports.
First place in this ranking is Iceland. Also in the top ten are: Norway, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Australia, Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy and Andorra. Worst of all, the situation is in the Central African Republic, Somalia, Guinea-Bissau, Chad and Afghanistan.
Cyprus occupies the 26th place in this rating, surpassing such countries as the USA, Portugal, Israel, China, Russia, Turkey and others.
Each country received an evaluation from 1 to 1000, depending on the quality of medical care, mortality statistics and local population satisfaction with medicine.