Published On: Sat, Oct 7th, 2017

Mexican doctors ranked among the 50 best countries in the world: survey

According to a survey by The Lancet, specialists have placed Mexican medical providers in position #48 of their global ranking….

According to the latest health ranking prepared by specialists of the British medical journal The Lancet, Mexico ranks 48th out of 188 countries for the best health professionals worldwide. This list includes nations from virtually the entire planet.

The methodological line developed by The Lancet includes, among other things, the progress and development of each of the nations subject to the present study according to 37 indicators related to:

  • The human development index;
  • Number of health professionals per 100 thousand inhabitants;
  • Quality of health services;
  • Main causes of death;
  • Most common risk factors among the population, etc.

Likewise, this ranking was adjusted to comply with the goals set by the United Nations (UN) in the so-called Sustainable Development Objectives (ODS) projected for the year 2030.

The Top Ten of the ranking includes:

  1. Singapore
  2. Iceland
  3. Sweden
  4. Norway
  5. Netherlands
  6. Finland
  7. Israel
  8. Malta
  9. Switzerland
  10. Great Britain

According to the publication, Mexico is in the 48th place behind nations like Panama (47th) and Cuba (38th) as shown in the following tabulator. The last place in the ranking is occupied by Afghanistan, with the worst doctors in the world.

Top 50 World Bests Doctors (Image: Saludiario, with information from The Lancet)

To consult in detail each one of the indicators that gave rise to the composition of the medical ranking of The Lancet, click here.




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