According to the latest report by the Swedish think tank Health Consumer Powerhouse, the Belgian healthcare system is among the best in Europe. The Health Consumer Powerhouse report compares the health care systems of thirty countries.
Compared to the 2017 data, in which it ranked 8th, in 2018 the Belgian healthcare system ranked 5th. In 2016 it was 4th.
One of Belgium’s strongest points is its accessible health care and the fact that patients are taken care of quickly.
News outlet Het Laatste Nieuws reported that the Belgian healthcare system is distinguished by the treatment of cancer and the chance of survival of patients, which is estimated at 70%, a relatively high score in Europe.
However, there is a lot of room for improvement. There are already issues regarding treatment of mental health, as there are long waiting lists or even nosocomial infections, which are acquired in a hospital.