CIA World Factbook; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; UN Population Division; World Health Organization. Life expectancy at years, $ cost per capita, Maternal mortality deaths

Keeping citizens as healthy as possible at the lowest cost, is the same end goal for every country in the world. Some countries spend a lot on health care, but don't see great benefits for those expenditures among their citizens. Others, at least by the metrics below, are finding ways to reach both goals.

This infographic shows a general view for 12 countries around the world by examining:

  1. Life expectancy in years
  2. Maternal mortality deaths (for 100.000 births)
  3. Infant mortality deaths (for 1.000 live births)
  4. Noncommunicable disease related deaths (100.000 pop.)
  5. Cardiovascular deaths (100.000 pop.)
  6. $ cost per capita
  7. % of GNP spent on health care

Below you can see the top three countries Japan, Australia and Canada followed by Spain, Norway, Germany and UK.

Japan: 1) Life expectancy in years - 82.12 years; 2) 6 maternal mortality deaths (100.000 live births); 3) 3.2 infant mortality deaths (1.000 live births); 4) 287 Noncommunicable-disease-related deaths (100.000 pop.); 5) 106 cardiovascular deaths (100.000 pop.); 6) $2.581 cost per capita; 7) 8.1% of GNP spent on health care.

Australia: 1) Life expectancy in years - 81.63 years; 2) 4 maternal mortality deaths (100.000 live births); 3) 4.4 infant mortality deaths (1.000 live births); 4) 362 Noncommunicable-disease-related deaths (100.000 pop.); 5) 140 cardiovascular deaths (100.000 pop.); 6) $3.137 cost per capita; 7) 8.7% of GNP spent on health care.

Canada: 1) Life expectancy in years - 81.23 years; 2) 7 maternal mortality deaths (100.000 live births); 3) 4.8 infant mortality deaths (1.000 live births); 4) 388 Noncommunicable-disease-related deaths (100.000 pop.); 5) 141 cardiovascular deaths (100.000 pop.); 6) $3.895 cost per capita; 7) 10.1% of GNP spent on health care.

Spain: 1) Life expectancy in years - 80.05 years; 2) 4 maternal mortality deaths (100.000 live births); 3) 4.2 infant mortality deaths (1.000 live births); 4) 395 Noncommunicable-disease-related deaths (100.000 pop.); 5) 137 cardiovascular deaths (100.000 pop.); 6) $2.671 cost per capita; 7) 8.5% of GNP spent on health care.

Norway: 1) Life expectancy in years - 79.95 years; 2) 7 maternal mortality deaths (100.000 live births); 3) 3.3 infant mortality deaths (1.000 live births); 4) 416 Noncommunicable-disease-related deaths (100.000 pop.); 5) 181 cardiovascular deaths (100.000 pop.); 6) $4.763 cost per capita; 7) 8.9% of GNP spent on health care.

Germany: 1) Life expectancy in years - 79.26 years; 2) 4 maternal mortality deaths (100.000 live births); 3) 4.3 infant mortality deaths (1.000 live births); 4) 444 Noncommunicable-disease-related deaths (100.000 pop.); 5) 211 cardiovascular deaths (100.000 pop.); 6) $3.588 cost per capita; 7) 10.4% of GNP spent on health care.

United Kingdom: 1) Life expectancy in years - 79.01 years; 2) 8 maternal mortality deaths (100.000 live births); 3) 4.8 infant mortality deaths (1.000 live births); 4) 434 Noncommunicable-disease-related deaths (100.000 pop.); 5) 182 cardiovascular deaths (100.000 pop.); 6) $2.992 cost per capita; 7) 8.4% of GNP spent on health care.

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