Healthcare in Europe

Healthcare in Europe is provided through a wide range of different systems run at the national level. Systems used include primarily Publicly-funded health care (e.g. United Kingdom), mixed Public and Private Funded healthcare (e.g. Germany), and predominately private Health Insurance based care.

Within the EU, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Consumer Protection is responsible for the implementation of EU laws on the safety of food and other products, on consumers' rights and on the protection of people's health.

Healthcare Rankings

In 2000 the World Health Organisation, WHO, published it's rankings of 190 of the world's healthcare systemsCitation | editor-last = Haden | editor-first = Angela | editor2-last = Campanini | editor2-first = Barbara | title = The world health report 2000 - Health systems: improving performance | year = 2000 | place = Geneva, Switzerland | publisher = World Health Organisation | url = | isbn = 92 4 156198 X | author = World Health Organisation, World Health Staff, ] . France was ranked in 1st place worldwide. The rankings for the European countries are shown in the table below. The lowest ranking European country is Russia at 130, while the lowest ranking (current) European Union country is Latvia at 105.


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