In World’s Healthiest Nations … “Primary care is essentially provided by public providers …”

  • Iceland, Japan, Switzerland round out top five; U.S. is 35th
  • Health index looks at life expectancy, environmental factors

“Primary care is essentially provided by public providers, specialized family doctors and staff nurses, who provide preventive services to children, women and elderly patients, and acute and chronic care,” according to the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies 2018 review of Spain, noting a decline the past decade in cardiovascular diseases and deaths from cancer.

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SOURCE: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-24/spain-tops-italy-as-world-s-healthiest-nation-while-u-s-slips?utm_campaign=news&utm_medium=bd&utm_source=applenews

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