Sweden has been rated the best medical center in the world by the latest edition of the World Health Organization’s rankings, with more than 50% of its patients receiving blood thinners.
The Swedish Medical Center, the country’s third-largest hospital, had the highest percentage of patients receiving clot-busting drugs, according to the 2017 World Health Organisation rankings.
Swedish doctors are the world’s top at administering clot-busters, with a patient count of nearly 14,000 in 2020, according the WHO.
In 2020, Sweden’s total number of blood thinning units increased from about 7,500 in 2015 to more than 15,000, according a WHO press release.
The country has about 1.3 million people living with a high risk of developing arthritis.
The results will be released in October by the WHO’s Joint Commission on Research and Policy.
Sweden is the only country in the top 10 countries in the rankings to have a significant increase in the number of patients being treated with clot-breakers, the WHO said.
Swedes have the highest rate of clot-breaks in the country at nearly 5,000 per 100,000 population.
Swiss health care has a reputation for high efficiency, according its website, which describes it as “the health care system that is safe and effective for all.”
Sweden’s national medical council is the health minister.