The World Health Organization (WHO) has made a list of all countries, from best to worst in health care. Though USA believes it's the best, it is not even in the top 35! Canada is #30! No wonder the biggest tourism industry is now "Medical Tourism", where state-of-the-art hospitals in various countries offer faster, cheaper services with top quality doctors and treatment. Here is the WHO list:
There is a sentence you can click on to view the countries alphabetically, also.
So many of the top countries are countries that offer the patient every possible remedy, not just expensive prescriptions. They recommend natural medicine, alternative treatments, nutrition, and they consider the whole body and spirit and mind together, not just dividing it organ by organ like other medical systems do. It's called "Holistic" medicine, where they consider the person as a whole, and everything that is happening in his life, like diet, work, exercise, habits, stresses, environment. I wish USA and Canada would do this more often. In 1900 the American Medical Association decided to bar any Dr. who suggested "quackery", which they defined as natural treatments. In those days a Doctor's bag was likely to contain strychnine, mercury (both very toxic), morphine, and a half dozen other chemicals.
ADEQUATE PAIN CONTROL FOR ALL WHO SINCERELY NEED IT:
While browsing around, I found that there is an online course available to international doctors, to educate them more about adequate pain control in chronic illnesses that can be MORE painful than cancer, and that people live with for many more years than cancer. I wish every Dr. knew about this and would take this 12 hour online course. Doctors seem to know very little or care very little how devastating severe pain is to quality of life, and what a contributor it is to divorce and suicide. The course is created by the University of Wisconsin. If you are interested in suggesting this to your Dr. or clinic, it's at