[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here have been many advancements in the field of medicine in the recent past. Medical technologies are an important component of medical care and can provide significant positive benefits to patients.
While some nations offer advanced medical facilities to its citizens, many people die worldwide everyday due to poor healthcare facilities. High-quality healthcare facilities are usually expensive.
Here are the 5 most advanced nations in medicine as of 2015:
Canada’s medical facilities are top-class. It spends around 10 percent of GDP on healthcare. Canada now has some of the best cutting-edge medical technologies. Healthcare in this North American nation is delivered through a publicly funded healthcare system, which is mostly free at the point of use and has most services provided by private entities. The authorities assure the quality of care through federal standards.
Considered as of the most advanced in medical technologies and health care services in the world. Japanese publish around five times more research papers than Chinese. The population of Japan enjoys the highest life expectancy of any nation in the world; and the third lowest infant mortality. In this developed nation, healthcare is provided by national and local governments. Hospitals, by law, must be run as non-profit, and be managed by doctors. It is also one of the leading nations in the fields of medical research with the world’s third largest budget for research and development($130 billion). In addition, Japan has developed some very sophisticated robots and equipment use in medicine.
The first Nobel Prize for medicine was awarded to Emil Adolf von Behring, a German. This was in the year 1901. It was for his discovery of a diphtheria antitoxin. Since then, this developed western-central European nation has been one of the forerunners in the field of medical research. Citizens of Germany enjoy a very high standard of living. It has a universal health care system.
2) United Kingdom
Healthcare in the UK is mainly provided by its public health service, National Health Service (NHS). NHS provides healthcare to all permanent residents of the United Kingdom, which is free at the point of use. All NHS-owned medical facilities are of excellent quality. Many very significant medical advances were in UK. There have been considerable advancements that transformed how the sick and injured are cared for. According to research by transport policy experts at Imperial College London, the improvements in medical technology and better medical care has reduced the death toll from accidents in Britain.
1) United States
Leading the world in medical innovation is the United States. Many American citizens are not happy with the healthcare system. However the US is right on top of the list due to the sheer number of research papers published every year in addition to the brightest, best practicing medicine and state-of-art medical facilities. It is more than the next five nations on the list combined. Many of the world’s medical technologies and innovations were discovered, developed and produced here in the US. American medical scientists are also respected worldwide for their knowledge and willingness to collaborate with experts from other nations.