Introduction to the Spanish Healthcare System
Here’s the good news – the healthcare in Spain is ranked among the best in the world. According to The Global Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum, Spain is the country with the best healthcare in the world, along with Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.
This is not the first time that Spain has been classified as a world leader in terms of health. Last year Bloomberg published its 2019 Healthiest Country Index where Spain was ranked as the healthiest country in the world. The report, which analysed 169 countries, took into account various factors that influence quality of life.
Not only the characteristics of the healthcare system, but also eating habits, life expectancy, smoking and obesity rates and environmental factors, among others. Spain obtained an overall score of 92.8 out of 100 and moved up six positions to displace Italy from first place.