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Health Aff (Millwood). 1993 Summer;12(2):120-9.

Health spending, delivery, and outcomes in OECD countries.

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  • 1Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris, France.

Abstract

Data comparing health expenditures in twenty-four industrialized nations show that the United States continues to lead the world in health spending as a percentage of gross domestic product. In 1991 the United States spent $2,868 per person on health care, compared with an average of $1,305 in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. The U.S. figure exceeds spending in Canada, the next-highest spender, by 50 percent. Measures of health care use and health status do not provide convincing evidence that the United States has a superior health care system for its larger expenditure levels.

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