higher number of doctors per 100,000 people ? Healthy countries don´t need that many
Then what metrics are more important in creating a healthy country, if not the availability of qualified doctor?
Even in a healthy country, how do you keep short waiting lists and specialised services without having lots of qualified doctors? Do tell...
Realistically, really big countries have a tough way to go as far as maintaining quality of life.
Why? Big countries have proportionately more tax revenues with which to provide services. If anything, they benefit from economies of scale.
Compare the range of sizes in the top 10 to the range of sizes of all countries.
One factor that does occur to me is that tax-and-spend countries tend to drift up towards the top of the table, suggesting that lots of public-sector spending is more important to "quality of life" than is take-home pay for the average working adult.
(Which I find frustrating - admittedly this is one of the best places I've ever lived, but the Belgian government takes a huge slice out of my pay, and it's very unlikely that I will ever draw deeply on all those expensive public services)