India 145th In Healthcare Access, Quality, Iceland Tops: Lancet Report

India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare, according to a Lancet study. In 2016, India’s healthcare access and quality scored at 41.2 (up from 24.7 in 1990). India lags behind China (48), Sri Lanka (71), Bangladesh ( 133) and Bhutan (134).

The top 3 countries with the highest levels of healthcare access and quality in 2016:
1. Iceland (97.1 points),
2. Norway (96.6),
3. The Netherlands (96.1),

The countries with the lowest scores:
1. The Central African Republic (18.6),
2. Somalia (19.0),
3. Guinea-Bissau (23.4),

The study found that China and India had the widest disparities in healthcare access and quality with 43.5 and 30.8 point differences, respectively.