Which country ranks best for its healthcare system, work environment, medical research, and much more? (M3 India survey)
M3 India Newsdesk Jul 11, 2018
We bring to you the last part of the extensive, M3 India survey spanning respondents from 3 countries- India, Japan, and US. Here we present a quick comparison of seven countries measured across various parameters like healthcare system, quality of medical care, working environment, doctor income, and medical research as ranked by doctors from India, US, and Japan.
Part 8 of the survey makes it clear that one country stands out across all parameters. Here are the results.
Which country is believed to have a high-performing health care system? *
While the healthcare system of the US is believed to be the best by 46% of the responding Indian doctors and 35% of the responding American doctors, 65% of respondents from Japan perceive the healthcare system of their own country, Japan, to be the best among the seven countries listed.
Interestingly a meagre 9% of respondents from Japan chose to respond that the healthcare system of US was the best. Similarly, only 10% American respondents believe that the health care system of Japan is the best. None of the other countries come even close to this ranking for either US or Japan. However, US doctors also ranked Germany (12%) and Canada (13%) as having good healthcare systems.
The UK gets second-best vote for healthcare system from 22% Indian respondents and a very minuscule percentage of votes from respondents of Japan and US. The Indian healthcare system did not earn even a single vote from US and Japan doctors, and only 8% Indian doctors ranked it as best for its healthcare system.
Which country is believed to deliver best quality of medical care? *
Among the listed countries, US makes it to the top for best quality of medical care. Around 50% of doctors from all the 3 countries surveyed, picked US as the country that delivers best in terms of quality of medical care.
Doctors were asked to rank 7 countries based on the quality of medical care and the US came out on top. 47% Indian, 50% US, and 54% Japanese doctors agree that US is the best for quality of medical care offered. 33% of respondents from Japan also voted for their own country as the second best on this parameter.
After US, 19% Indian doctors chose UK as second best for quality of medical care, whereas US doctors chose Japan and Germany- 9% each. Again, India did not figure in the ranking list for US and Japanese doctors, and only 11% Indian doctors chose India as best for quality of medical care. The rest of the countries- France, Canada, and Germany got minuscule votes from all the respondents on this parameter.
Which country has the best working environment for the physicians? *
Only 7% Indian doctors chose India to provide the best working environment for physicians. Almost half of Japanese doctors (42%) believe that US provides the best working environment for physicians, but only 19% US doctors chose their own country for having a good work environment.
The respondents from the 3 countries were asked to pick a country which they believed to be the best in terms of working environment for doctors. Again, US came out on top, but this time, more Indian doctors (39%) and Japanese (42%) doctors ranked US as the best, the percentages being much higher than US doctors who believed their home country to be the best. Apart from the US, 22% Indian doctors also chose UK to provide the best work environment for doctors. What is also surprising is that 12% of Indian, 27% of US, and 28% of Japanese doctors don’t seem to have an opinion about the country that ranks best for work environment, and therefore there does not seem to be a clear consensus on this parameter.
Which country offers the best salary for physicians? *
Yet again, US seems to top the list with 76% Japanese doctors ranking it as the best country in terms of salary offered to doctors, with 62% Indian and 63% American respondents agreeing to that statement too.
Above 60% of the respondents across all three countries surveyed agree that US offers the most attractive salary packages for doctors. Next on the scale for Indian doctors were UK (12%) and Canada (6%), but these countries fare poorly among US respondents and don’t figure at all in Japan’s ranking list. Only a very negligible percentage (3%) Indian doctors and (3%) Japanese doctors ranked their home countries to be good for salary.
Which country ranks best in basic medical research? *
More than half of Indian (62%) and US (64%) doctors, and a whopping 82% Japanese doctors chose US as top for basic medical research.
After the US, Indian doctors chose UK (12%), India (8%), and Germany (6%) as best countries for medical research. These countries however did not make any impression in the ranking lists of US and Japanese doctors. Interestingly, 21% US doctors also seemed to be unclear about which country seems to be good in terms of basic medical research.
To read part 1 of the survey, which discusses about work days and work hours for doctors in India, US, and Japan, click here.
To read part 2 of the survey which discusses doctor workload among doctors in India, US, and Japan, click here.
To read part 3 of the survey which discusses professional satisfaction among doctors in India, US, and Japan, click here.
To read part 4 of the survey which discusses about when doctors in India, US, and Japan decide on their career and if they would recommend their professions, click here.
To read part 5 of the survey which investigates how easy or difficult it is for doctors to avail childcare leave in India, US, and Japan, click here.
To read part 6 of the survey which investigates work-life balance of doctors in India, US, and Japan, click here.
To read part 7 of the survey which discusses doctors' views on the healthcare systems in their respective countries- India, US, and Japan, click here.
*This data should be read as indicative of rather than exact figures.
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