Spain becomes the healthiest country in the world.
Bloomberg By Lee J Miller and Wei Lu, 24 de febrero de 2019
Maybe it’s something in gazpacho or paella, as Spain has just overtaken Italy to become the healthiest country in the world.
Spain is the healthiest country in the world, with a score of 92.7 out of 100, after advancing six positions since the 2017 analysis, according to the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index study, which highlights the quality of the public health system.
According to data from the United Nations, Spain shows the highest life expectancy at birth among the nations of the European Union. According to the forecasts of the Institute of Metrics and Health Evaluation of the University of Washington, it is forecast that Spain by 2040 will have the highest lifetime, with almost 86 years, followed by Japan, Singapore and Switzerland.
“Primary care is essentially provided by public providers, specialized family doctors and nurses, who provide preventive services to children, women and the elderly, and acute and chronic care,” according to the European Observatory of Health Systems and Policies 2018, a review of Spain. , observing a decrease in the last decade in cardiovascular diseases and cancer deaths.
Researchers say that eating habits can provide clues about the health levels enjoyed by Spain and Italy, since a “Mediterranean diet, supplemented with extra virgin olive oil or nuts, had a lower rate of cardiovascular events greater than those assigned to a low-fat diet. ” According to a study conducted by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Navarra.