Again! U.S. Healthcare Ranked Dead Last Compared To 10 Other Countries
Ranked against 10 other countries for overall health care, the US is number 11.
“For this year’s survey on overall health care, The Commonwealth Fund ranked the U.S. dead last .
1. United Kingdom
5. Germany & Netherlands (tied)
7. New Zealand & Norway (tied)
11. United States
“It’s fairly well accepted that the U.S. is the most expensive healthcare system in the world, but many continue to falsely assume that we pay more for healthcare because we get better health (or better health outcomes). The evidence, however, clearly doesn’t support that view.”
“The report itself is fairly short (32 pages), but included prior surveys and national health system scorecards as well as data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The report also included a list of major findings:
Here’s just 1 example –
“The U.S. ranks last overall with poor scores on all three indicators of healthy lives — mortality amenable to medical care, infant mortality, and healthy life expectancy at age 60.”
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