Table 1

Patients’ perception of quality of healthcare and selected healthcare systems variables
Rank Country Eurobarometer mean score for perception of quality of healthcare Health expenditure per capita (current USD) average 2008-2010 Total health expenditure (as % of GDP) average 2008-2010 Number of physicians per 1000 people, average 2008-2010
1 Austria 1.613 5048.8 10.8 4.9
2 Belgium 1.671 4707.2 10.5 3.0
3 Sweden 1.74 4641.3 9.6 3.8
4 Netherlands 1.862 5527.0 11.3 2.9
5 Finland 1.866 4105.6 8.8 2.8
6 Denmark 1.895 6406.2 11.0 3.4
7 UK 1.905 3581.3 9.4 2.7
8 Luxembourg 1.918 8166.1 7.5 2.8
9 Malta 1.922 1653.6 8.5 3.1
10 France 1.955 4823.9 11.7 3.5
11 Germany 1.998 4703.1 11.3 3.6
12 Spain 2.064 3015.2 9.4 4.0
13 Czech Rep. 2.133 1482.8 7.6 3.6
14 Cyprus 2.217 1805.5 6.0 2.6
15 Estonia 2.265 959.5 6.2 3.4
16 Slovenia 2.299 2214.3 9.0 2.5
17 Italy 2.52 3347.6 9.3 3.9
18 Ireland 2.527 4732.1 9.2 3.2
19 Slovak Rep. 2.531 1428.3 8.6 3.0
20 Lithuania 2.653 850.5 7.1 3.6
21 Portugal 2.664 2371.7 10.6 3.9
22 Latvia 2.791 816.1 6.6 3.0
23 Poland 2.837 906.4 7.3 2.2
24 Hungary 2.92 1006.0 7.4 3.1
25 Bulgaria 2.931 475.2 7.0 3.7
26 Greece 2.974 2941.1 10.3 3.6
27 Romania 2.984 458.8 5.6 2.3

Sources: Eurobarometer special survey on health (2010), World Development Indicators. The perception of quality of healthcare variable takes values from 1 - very good to 4 - very bad.

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