HUFFINGTON POST
07/29/2010 08:11 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

World's 15 Best Places To Die: Quality Of Death Index (PHOTOS)

Great Britain is the best place in the world to die, according to a new report.

The country tops the 2010 Quality of Death Index, prepped by Economist Intelligence Unit, which ranked 40 countries according to the quality of care offered to dying patients. The report praises the UK's well-developed network of hospices, as well as high standards for hospital staff training and overall access to medical treatment.

India came in at the bottom of the list, while China, Brazil and Malaysia also ranked poorly. Despite rising standards of living in those regions, the nations were criticized for the number of cultural taboos that existed around death, as well as difficulty in accessing adequate health care.

See the list of the world's top 15 places to die here:

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World's Best Places To Die: Quality Of Death Index