The healthcare system in Spain has been ranked number one in Europe and third worldwide for efficiency according to recent figures from Bloomberg.
For the second consecutive year Spain has been ranked in the top position by the data analysis firm compared to its European peers, sitting behind only Hong Kong and Singapore worldwide.
Ranked financially, the UK’s healthcare system took the 35th position out of a total 56 with Azerbaijan, America and Bulgaria taking the final three places in the table.
Bloomberg measures each country based on analysis of life expectancy and health expenditure compared to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which is the value of the countries economic activity.
The report reveals that the Spanish healthcare system accounts for 9.2% of the countries GDP compared to 18.8% in America, this amounts to 2,000€ per person in Spain and 8,100€ in America.
With a healthy Mediterranean diet and plentiful sunshine Spain regularly ranks highly for life expectancy which is on average 82.8 years, close behind the top ranked country Hong Kong which averages 84.3 years.