“Clearly bringing great information to the forefront in this very important time for health system facts.”
— Ben Handel, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics, University of California – Berkeley
As shown in the graph above, the US has much higher healthcare costs than several other OECD member nations on a per capita and % of GDP basis.
This graph shows that the life expectancy in the US is lower than in many other nations.
This graph demonstrates that the US has fewer doctors and nurses per 10,000 population than several other OECD member nations.
Health Systems Facts is a project of the Real Reporting Foundation. We provide reliable statistics and other data from authoritative sources regarding health systems in the US and several other nations.
Page last updated Oct. 14, 2020 by Doug McVay, Editor/Senior Policy Analyst.