From a new Commonwealth Fund study:
It’s not a particularly unsurprising graph, as this trend is well established.
Some other tidbits on healthcare among OECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development) countries:
1. Percentage of U.S. adults who went without care in the past year because of costs: 42 (second highest was Switzerland at 18%)
2. Average number of physician visits per capita in U.S.: 3.9 (OECD average was 6.3)
3. Diabetes lower amputation rates per 100,000 population age 15 and older, 2007 in U.S.: 36 (Median was 12)
4. Pharmaceutical spending per capita in U.S.: $956.00 (Median was $518.00)