DAVID GRANOVSKY

THE U.S. PAYS MOST + RANKS LAST

In ALL ARTICLES on September 23, 2009 at 11:27 pm

The U.S. currently pays a higher percentage of health dollars for administration than any other nation.

The U.S. also ranks highest in total cost of care, but according to a recent report by the Commonwealth Fund,

RANKS LAST among industrialized countries “in preventing deaths through use of timely and effective medical care.”

In a recent FRONTLINE report comparing the health care systems of five other capitalist democracies, “Sick Around the World,” WASHINGTON POST reporter T.R. Reid notes that, “The World Health Organization says the U.S. health care system rates 37th in the world in terms of quality and fairness. All the other rich countries do better than we do, and yet they spend a heck of a lot less.”

via http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07102009/profile3.html

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