Netherlands tops European healthcare list

The Netherlands is top of the EHCI European healthcare index for the second year in a row, says news agency ANP.

Denmark is second in the ranking, which compares the healthcare systems of 32 European countries.
The Dutch system was praised for the lack of bureaucracy, patient choice and the way it is financed.
In the Netherlands it is mandatory for everyone to have at least a basic health insurance package. The government determines basic levels of coverage but the insurance is offered by private health insurance companies. The cost of most treatment is also determined by the government.

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