Comparable health system criteria
For a country to be recognised as having a comparable health system to ours it must fit within our criteria.
We consider a mix of public health, practice environment and registration indicators.
Public health indicators are, for example, life expectancy, mortality and other indicators from the World Health Organization.
Practice environment and registration indicators include: the similarity of the registration system, the percentage of registered medical practitioners per head of population and per capita total expenditure on health.
Countries with a comparable health system
The countries listed below are considered to have a health environment comparable to New Zealand.
Republic of Ireland
United States of America