New research into the best health care in the world has found that Canada’s public health care system is among the best of the best.

The data, compiled by U.S. News and shared in April 2021, ranked Canada in fourth place globally when it comes to our health care.

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It was Sweden that took the top spot, with Germany coming in second place. Denmark took third place in the global ranking.

In fact, Canada took the top spot overall when it came to U.S. News’ ranking of the best countries in the world, which is based on factors including social purpose, women's experience, racial equality and more.

It’s not the first time Canada’s health care has been recognized on a global scale, either. Earlier this year, the country was found to be home to six of the world’s top health centres, four of which are in Toronto alone!

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