Still Paying More On Health Care Costs

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)

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