Here’s another look at public health stats from various countries around the world. As with the first installment of this series, the countries included here rank in the Top 5 in at least one of four categories: Life Expectancy (longest), Under-5 Mortality (least), Health Care Expenditure per Capita (highest), and Prevalence of Physicians (greatest). (Source: Nationmaster.com.)
NOTE: Unlike the previous chart, this one omits Macau and Hong Kong, which had made the cut because of their populations’ longevity. I omitted these two Chinese territories because the only available figures on the geographical distribution of physicians reflect China as a whole. Result: not only does this camouflage the serious disparity between urban centers and rural districts, it obscures any geographical specifics.
Comments and questions are invited.