Singapore – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today released the first chapter of its 2018 Future Health Index (FHI), a research-based platform designed to help determine the readiness of countries in addressing global health challenges and in building efficient and effective health systems.
According to the first chapter, which analyzed both primary research and third-party data from 16 countries, representing about half of the world’s population, Singapore’s healthcare system takes the lead for a number of key metrics. However, the report also highlights important areas of improvement for Singapore to retain its position on the world stage.
This year’s FHI examines the value delivered by healthcare systems, combining criteria associated with value-based healthcare and access, in order to benchmark progress towards value-based care. The report also includes input from global healthcare experts to provide actionable insights for countries to improve the value their health systems deliver.