Which country has the best healthcare? The US spends more than any other nation, nearly $4 trillion, on healthcare. Yet, for all that expense, the US is not ranked #1—not even close. Preeminent doctor and bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel has been asked this question repeatedly throughout his career—and he joins us with a livestreamed account of his search for answers.
Using a unique comparative structure, Emanuel shares profiles of 11 of the world’s healthcare systems, all collected in his book Which Country Has the World’s Best Healthcare? He offers information for healthcare professionals, patients, and policymakers alike to know which systems face endemic problems and which perform well—and most importantly, why. From Taiwan to Germany, Australia to Switzerland, Emanuel introduces us to the inventive healthcare providers around the world who are facing a shared set of challenges and making strides in pursuit of a common goal—to develop the best healthcare in the world.
Ezekiel Emanuel is the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of several books, including Healthcare Guaranteed and Reinventing American Healthcare.
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