Slovak health care among the worst in ranking of 25 countries

Relative costs of health care also influence the ranking

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Slovak health care was ranked 21 among 25 evaluated countries in the Health for Money Index 2020 ranking conducted by the non-governmental Institute of Economic and Social Studies (INESS).

Iceland is top

The leader of the index is Iceland, followed by Italy, Spain, Poland and Estonia.

Analysts measured a total of 23 indicators, including life expectancy, maternal mortality, the consumption of antibiotics, the number of cancer-related deaths, the number of medical employees and the average length of hospital stays. Slovakia placed 23rd in the absolute ranking.

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