Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Health Aff (Millwood). 1993 Summer;12(2):120-9.

Health spending, delivery, and outcomes in OECD countries.

Author information

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


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.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text

LinkOut - more resources

Full Text Sources

Other Literature Sources

PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk