Americans Spend Twice as Much on Healthcare as Other Wealthy Countries — And Die Earlier

November 20, 2015

(Quartz) – The study revealed that health care standards are improving across the board in OECD countries, whether they’re “developed” countries or not. Average life expectancy has increased by 10 years since 1970, and the number of doctors in all OECD countries has increased by absolute numbers and per capita. But when it comes to spending, the US’s massive health care expenses are not reaping returns.

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