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U.S. health care vs. the world

Written by Julie Potyraj

Over the past few years, the United States has made some major changes to its health care system. But have these structural changes resulted in an increased quality of care? That answer might depend on whom you ask. One thing is for sure: There is still room for improvement in terms of health service availability and accessibility. MHA@GW, the online Master of Health Administration offered through the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, recently developed an infographic that compares health care in the United States to health care in 16 other countries.

Though the United States leads the world in per capita health expenditure, it is surpassed by countries like Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom in every other category, including average number of practicing physicians and of hospital beds. In order to reduce health care costs and simultaneously increase availability, perhaps the United States needs to learn from other parts of the world.

To learn more about how the U.S. compares with other countries on health care, click here.  To see how drug costs compare, click here.


1 Comment

  • With the drug companies pressuring doctors to prescribe their deadly drugs and the FDA violating our constitutional right to freedom of choice and not allowing safe alternative doctors to do business anywhere in the U.S., it is getting to be impossible for anyone in this country to live a healthy life. Alternative doctors need to sue the FDA for violating the Constitution.

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