Comparative Performance of American Health Care

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: An International Update on the Comparative Performance of American Health Care

The U.S. health system is the most expensive in the world, but comparative analyses consistently show the United States underperforms relative to other countries on most dimensions of performance.

This study compared only 6 countries and focused more on survey results than I think is best for comparing country health care systems but it is another study pointing to the systemic failure of the USA health system (high costs and poor systemic results). These high health care costs must be born by companies doing business in the USA (given the setup in the USA where health care is tied to employment) burdening them in competition against companies producing (good or services) outside the USA. The poor performance creates huge problems for those living in the USA: not just limited to health outcomes but significantly negatively impacting economic well being as well.

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