United Arab Emirates
FHI Score: 65.3
Ranking: 1 out of 13
Reason behind the ranking: "The UAE ranks above average on all sub-indexes that make up the Future Health Index, placing it first among the 13 countries surveyed," the study authors wrote. They found that "satisfaction with the healthcare system, particularly with regard to access, is high . . . Healthcare professionals and patients view the healthcare system as integrated and recognized the importance of coordinated care, but concerns surrounding cost, training, and insurance may hinder further progress." In addition, the authors noted that "Interest in online interactions and digital information sharing is high, especially among healthcare professionals."
Source: "Future Health Index 2016 report" from Philips
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