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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.

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Canada

Czech Republic

Denmark

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Iceland

Israel

Italy

Norway

Portugal

Republic of Ireland

Singapore

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

The Netherlands

United Kingdom

United States of America

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