Recently, MEDIGO, the largest curated online marketplace for medical tourism has decided to publish the research on the “Smart Spenders in Healthcare: Which countries get what they pay for?”
This infographic displays data from The Economist Intelligence Unit’s ‘Healthcare Outcomes Index 2014’, which took into account a number of diverse and complex factors to produce a ranking of the world’s best-performing countries in healthcare (outcome).
In order to produce a rounded set of outcome rankings, the EIU used basic factors like life expectancy and infant mortality rates alongside weighted factors such as Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) and Health-Adjusted Life Expectancy (HALEs), whilst also taking ageing populations and adult mortality rates into consideration.
The EIU also produced an overview of how much countries spend each year on healthcare per capita. This spending ranking is based on data from the World Health Organization (WHO).
From the map it can be seen that Bosnia and Herzegovina is labelled with light green color which represents the number 7 in scale, saying that B&H has more efficient healthcare systems. Namely, this means that B&H achieves results that far exceed the expected outcome based on spending and suggesting efficient management of resources.