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Seventeen National Health Systems
Health Care Expenditures
Health System Outcomes
As shown in the graph above, the US spends much more per capita on healthcare than several other OECD member nations. Click here to learn more about healthcare spending.
This graph shows that the life expectancy in the US is lower than in many other OECD member nations. Click here to learn more about health outcomes.
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International Health Systems in Perspective Conference (2020): Lessons for US Health Reform
Lessons for US Health Reform Conference (2021): Ideas From Health Care Around the World
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World 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 sixteen other nations.
Most recent updates March 12, 2023 by Doug McVay, Editor.