How good is our health care rated worldwide https://www.thelocal.ch/20170519/study-swiss-healthcare-is-third-best-in-the-world Switzerland has the third best standard of healthcare in the world, according to new research. The Healthcare Access and Quality Index (HAQ), published in the UK journal The Lancet on Thursday, studied the quality of healthcare in 195 countries by measuring mortality rates from causes that should not be fatal in the presence of effective medical care. The study analyzed death rates from 32 such diseases and conditions over the period 1990 to 2015 and found that nearly all countries saw their rating improve over the years. Andorra topped the Index with a score of 95, followed by Iceland (94) and then Switzerland in third place on 92 points. Sweden and Norway made up the top five and 13 of the top 15 countries were in Western Europe, joined by Australia (6th) and Japan (11th). The UK placed 30th and the US 35th. At the bottom end of the table was Central African Republic on only 29 points.