Spain is one of the most popular destinations for expats and many people will be grateful to find out that the Spanish health care system is very simple, very effective and free to many people. However, you do need to understand how the system works, how you contribute and how the private healthcare sector in Spain operates.
Iceland is one of the healthiest countries in the world. It has low pollution, high life expectancy and an extremely low rate of infant mortality. The health service is well organised, progressive and has more doctors per head of population than any other country. There is no private health sector in Iceland and all citizens regardless of status qualify for healthcare under the state healthcare service.
Health insurance is strongly advised, owing to the high cost of health care. There is one civilian hospital, the Guam Memorial Hospital, and a number of private clinics, as well as some medical facilities run for US military personnel. For emergencies dial 911.
There is a hospital in Port Vila as well as medical centres. Doctors ‘on-call’ will visit resorts. The chemists/pharmacies in Port Vila also have good knowledge regarding tropical ailments. On the outer islands there are small clinics and medical dispensaries. Health insurance is advised.
Considered as one of the lowest among the Western Hemisphere countries, Bolivia’s healthcare system proves to be poor and struggling. According to the World Health Organization, Bolivia ranked 126th out of 190 countries all over the world when it comes to the quality of healthcare.
The public health services are extensive and of quality Denmark’s state healthcare service is highly efficient and offers good quality care to its citizens. Its structure is decentralised; local authorities are the decision makers in executing healthcare policy. The Ministry of the Interior and Health issue guidelines, which the local authorities must follow.
In 1983, a national health-service (IKA) was introduced in common with many other countries of southern Europe. However, although medical training is of a high standard, the health service is one of the worst in Europe, largely because of under-funding. Public hospitals are inundated with patients, although standards of hygiene are high and hospital viruses are almost non-existent.
Brunei has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. The government-operated healthcare system is free for all citizens of Brunei, and immigrant employees pay only minimal charges. There are government hospitals in all four of the country’s districts, as well as two private hospitals.