Well here we go again...yet another index indicates that the US is sort of middle-of-the-pack when it comes to healthcare access and quality.
This time, The Lancet shares data on an index of healthcare and value for different countries in the world. Click the link to explore how the US healthcare system runs in the middle of the field with respect to healthcare access and quality.
Healthcare quality and access has improved in most countries since 1990. However, the gap between the best and worst-performing countries has grown. In 2015, on a scale of 0 to 100, Andorra had the highest score (94.6), while Central African Republic had the lowest (28.6). South Korea, Turkey, Peru, China and the Maldives have seen some of the greatest improvements in healthcare access and quality since the 1990s. UK scored 84.6 in 2015 - an increase of 10.3 since 1990 - placing the UK in 30th worldwide. The USA was in 35th with 81.3 - an increase of 7.6 since 1990.