“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 less health coverage than many other nations in terms of doctors per capita and nurses per capita.
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 September 1, 2020.