Healthcare: U.S. vs. Europe: Background information when reading The Price We Pay

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The Price We Pay

What Broke American Health Care--and How to Fix It

by Marty Makary

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Healthcare: U.S. vs. Europe

This article relates to The Price We Pay

As discussed in Marty Makary's The Price We Pay, the United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and it spends more money per person on healthcare than any other developed country in the world. Recent data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows that America spent $10,209 per capita on total healthcare costs in 2017, more than any other of the 36 nations in the OECD. However, this higher spending does not lead to more effective services, and the nation's healthcare system has become an object of shame and outrage among many of its citizens.

Life Expectancy vs. Healthcare Spending Per Capita

According to a July 2017 report from The Commonwealth Fund, the U.S. came in last among eleven developed countries when it came to health outcomes and quality of care. Other aspects of the report are just as bleak. Compared to European countries such as Sweden, the United Kingdom, and France, the U.S. has the highest rate of medical, medication, and lab errors; and 16% of patients in...

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