Taiwan's health care system ranks No.1 in online survey

02/09/2020 03:30 PM
Photo for illustrative purposes only / CNA file photo
Photo for illustrative purposes only / CNA file photo

Taipei, Feb. 9 (CNA) Taiwan's health care system has been ranked No. 1 in the world for two years in a row, according to the results of an online survey.

With a score 86.71 out of 100, Taiwan ranked first among 93 countries around the world, according to the Health Care Index by Country released by Numbeo, an online database.

South Korea and Japan are closely behind Taiwan in the rankings, with 81.97 and 81.14 points, respectively.

Other countries in the top 10 list include Denmark, France, Spain, Austria, Thailand, Australia and Finland. China, meanwhile, ranks No. 47 with a score of 64.48. Venezuela finished at the bottom of the list with a score of 39.66.

Taiwan also ranked in first place in the same index conducted in 2019, with a score of 86.22.

The country ranked second behind South Korea in the 2018 survey, which was first conducted in 2012.

According to Numbeo, the results are based on surveys from visitors to its website who were asked to score overall quality of health care in their countries.

(By Joseph Yeh)

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