An international panel of experts praised the NHS who rated it first out of the 11 countries — including France, New Zealand, and the U.S. — in eight of the 11 measures of care.
The report commented on access to healthcare, saying: “The Netherlands, UK, and Germany provide universal coverage with low out-of-pocket costs while maintaining quick access to specialty services.”
The report, titled Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, described U.S. healthcare as the worst globally.
Despite the country investing the most money in health, the U.S. doesn’t care for patients without health insurance. The report comments: “The U.S. is strong on waiting times for specialist care, but weak on access to needed services and ability to obtain prompt attention from primary care physicians.”