Most developed countries in the world have near universal health care coverage, save Turkey, Mexico and the United States

For more data like this, see OECD Health Data 2009 – Frequently Requested Data

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2 responses to “Most developed countries in the world have near universal health care coverage, save Turkey, Mexico and the United States

  1. I protest, Brazil is not in the list :-)

    Now seriously, if Brazil were in the list it would probably score in the close to 100% mark, but getting coverage does not mean that you get decent health care. I remember that to get a ticket to see a doctor I would have to wake up at 4 in the morning, stay on a line up for 5 – 6 hours and then have a booked appointment. I’m not sure how the situation is now, but my point is that numbers are sometimes very deceptive.

    • Ha! Well, the list is OECD countries: I am not sure if Brazil is one of them. That said, it is good to hear of one more country has strong health care. True, those wait times are long, but I also think there should be better efficiencies at doctor’s offices. Most doctors spend little if any time on managing the patients time, from what I recall (maybe that is different now).

      The key thing is you can get care at all, too.

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