Bloomberg has published the annual Health-Care Efficiency Index, in which Russia ranked last, 55th. The ranking takes into account such indicators as life expectancy (the most significant factor), health care costs per person in the country as a percentage of GDP per capita and in absolute terms.
In addition to Russia, Brazil, Azerbaijan, Colombia and Jordan were at the tail of the ranking. The best healthcare system in Hong Kong, followed by Singapore, Spain, South Korea and Japan.
For the first time, Russia was included in the ranking at the end of 2014, also taking the last position. In 2015, Russia managed to bypass Brazil and take the penultimate line, but this year we again dropped to the bottom of the list. The head of the Ministry of Healthcare Veronika Skvortsova said that Bloomberg experts made a mistake in compiling the rating, since they used not official statistics, but the data of the World Bank. According to Skvortsova, they are "overstated by 50%." According to Rosstat, life expectancy in 2016 reached 72.06 years.
The Bloomberg Health System Performance Ranking includes countries with a population of at least 5 million and an average life expectancy of at least 70 years - meaning that there are no countries at war or most developing countries on the list.