March 18, 2018

US healthcare costs soar over other high-income countries

JAMA Network -  In 2016, the United States spent nearly twice as much as 10 high-income countries on medical care and performed less well on many population health outcomes. Contrary to some explanations for high spending, social spending and health care utilization in the United States did not differ substantially from other high-income nations. Prices of labor and goods, including pharmaceuticals and devices, and administrative costs appeared to be the main drivers of the differences in spending.

Importance Health care spending in the United States is a major concern and is higher than in other high-income countries, but there is little evidence that efforts to reform US health care delivery have had a meaningful influence on controlling health care spending and costs.


greg gerritt said...

The reason the USAis unable to control health care costs is because the medical industrial complex is the biggest growth engine in the US economy and that means health care costs have to rise faster than just about anything else ir the game collapses. As long as communities seek to expand the mdical industries, they shall continue to encourage the drug compoanies and hospi8tal chains to steal us blind.

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