BY THE NUMBERS – Staying Healthy, Worldwide

( A new ranking system on global health care efficiency, puts Israel way near the top of the list…and the U.S. far behind. Using compiled by Bloomberg, the list ranks countries based on three criteria – life expectancy, health-care cost as a percentage of GDP per capita, and health-care cost per capita

#4 — Israel (behind Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan)

#12 – United Arab Emirates

#14 – United Kingdom

#17 – Canada

#46 – the United States (behind countries like Algeria, Iran, Cuba and the Dominican Republic). According to Bloomberg, the U.S. spends the most on health care on a relative cost basis, with the worst outcome.

In other rankings by Bloomberg, Israel has the longest life span in the Middle East and Africa at 81.8 years, is the 6th-favorite location for high-tech companies, and the 10th-best country for workers.

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