Qatar Rises in Global Healthcare Rankings

Doha, Qatar: Qatar has advanced two spots in the healthcare index by Numbeo compared to 2023, highlighting the country’s top-tier services, cutting-edge infrastructure, and significant investments in the healthcare sector.

Qatar now ranks 17th in the Health Care Index by Country 2024 Mid-Year, with a score of 73.3 points. Taiwan leads the list of 94 countries in the survey.

Qatar has consistently placed among the top 20 countries by Numbeo and is the only nation in the region to achieve this distinction. Other top 20 countries include South Korea, France, Denmark, the UK, Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Norway, and Spain.

Numbeo is a well-known online database and platform providing information on living conditions and costs globally. It aggregates user-contributed data and employs statistical models to create comprehensive indexes and rankings.

The Numbeo Healthcare Index evaluates and compares the quality and efficiency of healthcare services across various locations, considering factors like accessibility, affordability, and overall system performance. The index uses a baseline value (e.g., 100) to represent a standard level of healthcare provision, with higher values indicating superior services.

Several aspects of Qatar's healthcare system contribute to its high ranking. Satisfaction rates for different components are surveyed, showing:

  • Skill and competency of medical staff: 69.24% (very high)
  • Speed in completing examinations and reports: 69.50% (high)
  • Equipment for modern diagnosis and treatment: 88.85% (very high)
  • Accuracy and completeness in filling out reports: 70.24% (high)
  • Friendliness and courtesy of staff: 75.51% (very high)
  • Satisfaction with cost: 76.52% (high)
  • Convenience of location: 79.33% (high)
  • Responsiveness (waiting time) in medical institutions: 55.20% (moderate)

In the 2023 and 2022 midyear rankings, Qatar was ranked 19th, and in 2021 and 2020, it held the 20th position.

Additionally, Qatar scored 133.7 and ranked 20th in the Health Care Expenditure Index by Country 2024 Mid-Year by Numbeo.

This progress demonstrates that Qatar’s healthcare system has achieved global recognition for its excellence and adherence to international standards, earning worldwide trust.